Safety Alert: I-55 Closed for 28 miles Due to Blackout Conditions on Highway

From Fox 2: Illinois State Police say that I-55 is closed for 28 miles because of blackout conditions on the highway. Wind is blowing dirt from nearby farm fields across the road and reducing visibility. There may be dozens of vehicles involved in crashes.

I-55 is shut down between Litchfield and Divernon, south of Springfield, Illinois. The Divernon City Hall being used as reunification center for families of people involved in the crash.

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Rep. Rosenthal’s office has been in contact with local officials. Resident are encouraged to avoid the area until further notice.