Several semi crashes leading to delays on I-74

CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Illinois State Police say a series of semi crashes on I-74 this morning could lead to delays for Champaign County and Vermilion County motorists.

Authorities say the first crash happened on I-74 westbound near mile post 195.  The passing lane was closed from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. while crews worked to remove a semi from the median.  The second crash happened on I-74 eastbound near mile post 205, and resulted in the closure of the passing lane from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

The third crash happened on I-74 in the median at mile post 188.  Authorities say lane restrictions began at about 10:00 a.m., and may continue until noon.  ISP officials say all three crashes were caused by weather conditions related with wind, driver error during wind/rainy conditions, and hydroplaning vehicles.

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