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Early Morning Crash with HazMat Incident Closes I-57 in Franklin County

Road Barricade states Road Closed
Franklin Co Sheriff

Traffic Alert: I-57 Mile Marker 68

7:48am Update from Franklin County Sheriff's Department and Franklin County Emergency Management Agency.

The north and southbound lanes of Interstate 57 at the 68 mm are currently closed. All traffic is being diverted at the West Frankfort and Benton exits. Yellowbanks Road, where it crosses Interstate 57, is also closed.

Police, Fire, EMS, and EMA personnel are on scene addressing a crash involving a truck hauling hazardous material. The closure is expected to last 2-4 hours.

Avoid the area, take alternate routes.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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