Overturned semi closes John Deere Road at I-74

Eastbound lanes of John Deere Road were blocked for nearly two hours at Interstate 74 after a tractor-trailer overturned.

The wreck happened on the east side of the interchange just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Police blocked the ramps from northbound and southbound I-74 to eastbound John Deere Road.  Access to eastbound John Deere Road was also blocked at 16th Street.

Wreckers were able to upright the overturned trailer a little more than an hour after the wreck happened.  The trailer did not appear to have broken in the crash.

Crews were reopening some closed lanes just before 8:30 a.m.

Stay with News 8 and WQAD.com for updates to this developing story.

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