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Northbound I-55 near Litchfield, Ill. closed after crash

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2024
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LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Northbound Interstate 55 was closed for several hours Saturday near Litchfield following a crash involving a commercial truck carrying hazardous materials, Illinois State Police said.

The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. in Montgomery County, roughly 55 miles northeast of St. Louis. As of 4:45 p.m., the highway was still closed.

Officials did not say what types of hazardous materials had been spilled or provide a timeline for the highway to reopen.

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