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Lanes of I-90 near O’Hare Airport closed, traffic expected following fatal crash – NBC Chicago

Lanes of I-90 near O’Hare Airport closed, traffic expected following fatal crash – NBC Chicago

Lanes of I-90 near O’Hare Airport closed, traffic expected following fatal crash – NBC Chicago

Lanes were closed and delays were expected Wednesday morning after a fatal crash on I-90 Kennedy Expressway near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

At 4:31 a.m., Illinois State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash in the northbound lanes of I-90 in Cumberland.

As of 6 a.m., all exit lanes of I-90 were blocked at Cumberland because of the crash, ISP said, with a detour at Canfield.

NBC 5 Traffic reporter noted that the rerouting is quite convenient for those heading to the airport.

“However, if you cut it close to make a flight, that will add stress,” Martin said.

Photos and video from the scene showed a heavy police presence as traffic began to back up.

The crash comes as rain from the remnants of what was once Hurricane Beryl batters much of the Chicago area, with steady rain expected to continue until 11 a.m.

“Be aware that the roads are going to be wet,” NBC 5 meteorologist Kevin Jeanes said. “Definitely slow down on your morning commute.”