UPDATE:Chemical Spill Blocks Traffic on I-90

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- New information on the spill on I-90 Friday afternoon that snarled traffic for a few hours.

Illinois State Police say this yellow substance is a polymer pigment, which is like paint. It's not hazardous. Authorities say it spilled off the bed of a pick-up truck. The driver eventually realized and stopped. Since troopers didn't know what it was at the time. They reduced traffic to one one between State and Riverside. Traffic returned to normal just after 5:00 p.m. Friday.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) – There is an ongoing investigation concerning a reported chemical spill that tied up traffic on I-90 this afternoon.

Emergency crews blocked off all but one lane of traffic to try and clean up an unknown yellow substance off the roadway that had traffic backed up between State Street and Riverside. Cherry Valley’s HAZMAT unit responded fairly quickly and Illinois State Police opened up all lanes by 5:15 this evening.

There will be more on this tonight on the 23 News Update at Ten.


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