Road Closure / Driving Advisory
55 south bound at mile post 124
at 10:45 p.m.
Interstate 55 southbound at mile post 123 - 126 will be
temporarily closed due to a traffic crash involving a jack-knifed
truck tractor semi trailer and a passenger vehicle.
The truck tractor has jack knifed across all three lanes of south
bound traffic at mile post 124 and made the interstate impassable.
Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation, Logan
County Sheriff's Department and tow companies are currently on scene
clearing the interstate.
Traffic is being rerouted at Interstate 55 southbound at mile post
126 through Lincoln Illinois.
traffic can re-enter Interstate 55 at mile post 123, after a detour
on Old Route 66.
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Extreme caution is advised if you have to travel on the roadway.
Take the following precautions: ensure you and your passengers are
properly wearing seat belts; slow down to a safe speed; allow plenty
of distance to safely maneuver; ensure you have your driving lights
on to see as well as be seen; exit the road or pull into a rest area
if the conditions become too hazardous.
Trooper Nathan Baker,
Illinois State Police, District 9]