All lanes of traffic were blocked on I-55 South near Elton Road Thursday morning after two separate accidents.

Our crews were there as the vehicles were getting ready to be towed away from the first incident involving a flipped vehicle.

The first crash happened just before 8 a.m., involving a red and sliver car.

The second crash happened a short time later. Law enforcement was on the scene directing traffic.

We will update this as soon as more details become available.