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  by Tadman
 
I was eastbound on the toll road about 10pm. US20 was blocked by police from East Chicago Station to the point a few miles east of the bend where it stops paralleling the tracks. Two dark police cruisers were driving down the NICTD ROW approximately 100 yards west of the 912/Cline avenue overpass, and two more police cruisers were stopped on the tollway underneath the Gary Avenue exit that leads on to Cline Avenue.
  by jb9152
 
Tadman wrote:I was eastbound on the toll road about 10pm. US20 was blocked by police from East Chicago Station to the point a few miles east of the bend where it stops paralleling the tracks. Two dark police cruisers were driving down the NICTD ROW approximately 100 yards west of the 912/Cline avenue overpass, and two more police cruisers were stopped on the tollway underneath the Gary Avenue exit that leads on to Cline Avenue.
Sounds like either a trespasser incident, or a police chase on foot of a suspect that escaped via the NICTD ROW. But I'm just speculating.