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ISP: Semi hauling honey crashes on I-80/94 in Lake

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The Indiana State Police was urging motorists to seek alternate routes after a semi-tractor trailer hauling 41,000 pounds of honey overturned on I-80/94 in Lake County.

According to police, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-80/94 at Calumet Ave. when the semi’s front axle broke, causing the operator to lose control and roll over.

The box trailer lost five of 13 containers of honey and at least four of the containers were leaking, police said. The rig was also spilling diesel fuel.

At 11 a.m. today police said two lanes were still closed and would remain so for “an undetermined time, as the Indiana Department of Transportation is on scene containing the honey/diesel spill.” Police added that INDOT would still need to inspect the roadway itself before re-opening the two lanes.

Traffic in both the east- and westbound directions were being impacted by the accident, police said. “We are experiencing backups and delays. Please seek alternate routes. This may be an extended cleanup and closure. Westbound traffic backup and delays are because of ‘gawkers.’”

The semi operator was not injured in the crash, police added.

 

Posted 5/15/2019

 

 
 
 

 

 

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