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Overturned semi snarls traffic on NB Tri-State Tollway

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A semi overturned on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) near the O'Hare Oasis, spilling plastic beads across the interstate and snarling traffic during Monday's morning commute.

About 6:45 a.m., the semi covered the northbound lanes of I-294 near Grand Avenue, about two and half miles south of the oasis, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Carlita Joe said.

The truck was apparently cut off by another vehicle, and when the driver attempted to brake and avoid a collision, the semi jackknifed across all four northbound lanes, Joe said.

The semi was moved to the right shoulder and the Tri-state's three left lanes were reopened to traffic about 7:45 a.m., Joe said. No injuries were reported in the crash.

Joe said the semi was carrying plastic beads, which spilled onto the tollway. State troopers and the Chicago Fire Department were at the scene working to clear the crash.

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