8 vehicles involved in two interstate crashes

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ILLINOIS (WAND) – Serious crashes along Interstate 57 forced troopers to reroute traffic.

State police closed portions of Interstate 57 Tuesday afternoon after two crashes caused serious injuries. All lanes back back open on Tuesday night, according to troopers. 

State police say the crashes happened just before 2 p.m. near milepost 218. One of them involved five vehicles, while the other had three. Troopers have not specified what led to the crash. 

Police close northbound lanes of I-57 near the crash site fore about 4 1/2 hours. Southbound lanes were closed for only two hours. 

Troopers say more information about the crashes will be coming soon.

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