No injuries were reported after two separate accidents on Interstate 55 near Braceville and Gardner that occurred around 3:30 this afternoon.
Braceville fire officials say a semi had jacknifed in the southbound lanes and ended up striking the barriers in the northbound lanes.
A short time later, a van rear ended a semi in the northbound lanes. No medical transports were required.
Interstate 55 northbound lanes will be shutdown for several hours due to the accident.