The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Lake-Effect Snow Contributes To 38-Car Pileup On Kennedy Expressway

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 15, 2015 8:00PM

The Kennedy expressway is slowly returning to normal as of post time after a pileup involving over three dozen vehicles shut down the roadway and snarled Sunday traffic.

The lake effect snow was believed to have been a contributing factor in the initial crash at 10:15 a.m. on the southbound lanes near the Ohio Street exit. The resulting chain reaction resulted in a total of 38 vehicles crashing all the way to North Avenue.

Fifteen people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. As of 1 p.m., the express lanes remain closed. Traffic was being rerouted off the expressway at Armitage and IDOT is working to clear the cars from the expressway.

[Tribune, Sun-Times, ABC 7]