Traffic Chaos on I-55: Helicopter Landing Causes Major Shutdown after Accident 


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PLAINFIELD, Ill. – Motorists on I-55 faced unexpected delays Sunday morning as a major accident near the 126 exit prompted an emergency response. 

At 6:20 a.m., a lane of NB I-55 was closed just before Weber Rd to accommodate the landing of a medical helicopter. Plainfield Fire Protection District responded to the accident with extrication procedures in progress. 

Lifestar, the medical helicopter, necessitated a complete shutdown of I-55 SB starting from Weber Rd. Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and exercise caution in the area.


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