Sanitation crews continue to clean up the westbound lanes of the Interstate 80 Bridge where a semitrailer carrying a load of animal byproducts lost its load at 12:20 p.m. Friday.
Illinois State Police spokesman Jason Wilson said the passing lane is now open and traffic can proceed slowly.
However, the right hand driving lane will not be open until around midnight.
The semitrailer was crossing the bridge into Iowa when it lost its load causing both lanes of traffic to be closed. Traffic was rerouted to Illinois 84 at Hampton and then to Interstate 74 and Interstate 280.
The incident caused an unusually amount of afternoon and rush-hour traffic in the Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf and Davenport areas. Commutes were considerably slowed as the extra traffic worked its way through the Quad-City metropolitan area.
No one was injured in the incident.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department are assisting at the scene.