UPDATE: Accident Stops Traffic on I-39

OGLE COUNTY (WIFR) -- Traffic is back to normal after three trucks collide on Interstate 39.

The road re-opened around 12:01 a.m. this morning.

It happened Tuesday afternoon just before noon near the route 72 exit in Ogle County. Police say two trucks were blocking northbound traffic for a snow plow.

That's when a semi swiped the rear truck, skidded and hit the first truck and its driver who was outside of the vehicle. Three people suffered minor injuries.

The semi driver was ticketed for failure to reduce speed. All lanes were closed for several hours since the semi was carrying a liquid fertilizer that could have been hazardous.

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