Sticky Situation on I-80/94 UPDATE

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1550 E. 181st Ave 
Lowell, IN 46356

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt


Sergeant Ann Wojas

Public Information Officer


DATE: May 15, 2019

Sticky Situation on I-80/94


 We have opened another lane of traffic east bound on I-80/94 at Calumet Avenue.  Now the bad news the two left lanes are still closed and WILL be closed for an undetermined time as the Indiana Department of Transportation is on scene containing the honey/diesel fuel spill, cleaning-up the roadway, and will need to inspect the road before they can safely reopen all lanes.  Traffic HAS been impacted in both directions and it is highly recommended that you find alternate routes.  Expect long delays and back-ups in this area.  See picture below of the honey/diesel spill

Original release below:

Hammond, Lake County-Three left lanes are closed east bound on I-80/94 at Calumet Avenue.  A semi hauling containers of “Amber Honey” lost control and rolled over.  The semi was hauling 41,000 pounds of the honey.  Five of these containers came out of the box trailer and there are still eight inside, at least four of these containers are leaking.  It appears the semi was coming onto east bound I-80/94 from Calumet Avenue when his front axle broke which caused the driver to lose control and roll over.

The driver also stated he had just fueled up and the semi is not only leaking the honey but diesel fuel.  The semi driver was not injured.

Traffic WILL be impacted in both directions.  We are already experiencing back-ups and delays.  Please seek alternate routes.  This may be an extended clean-up and closure.  West bound traffic back-up and delays are because of “gawkers”. 

Troopers, Hoosier Helpers, Fire Department and towing company are on scene.  Please stay away from this area if possible.  SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES!!



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