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I-80 ramp reopens after rollover involving 18 tons of batteries

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THORNTON, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A semi carrying more than 18 tons of batteries rolled over on a ramp off southbound Interstate 294 in south suburban Thornton on Thursday morning.

About 5 a.m., the semi--filled with 37,000 pounds of batteries--was taking the southbound I-294 ramp to westbound Interstate 80 when it rolled over, said Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Paul Carlos.

The driver had minor injuries to his hands, Carlos said.

The truck had been cleared and traffic was moving again on the ramp as of 7:40 a.m., police said.

State police are investigating the cause, but speed is "usually a factor" on ramp rollovers, Carlos said.

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