Effingham County, IL: Multiple Vehicle Crash Closes US 40 Near Altamont for Hours


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Effingham, IL – US 40 is closed for several hours east of Altamont, Effingham County, following a serious multiple-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, as managed by Illinois State Police Troop 9.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternative routes. The incident has led to significant traffic disruptions, and authorities anticipate extended road closures to manage the aftermath and conduct preliminary investigations.

Further updates on road conditions and safety advisories are expected as investigations proceed.


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