Joliet, IL – Traffic Disruption on Western Avenue Due to Utility Break


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Joliet police have closed sections of Western Avenue and Wilcox Street this morning following a significant water and gas main break. The incident has disrupted local traffic patterns and may impact travel plans throughout the day. Authorities are actively managing the scene and have established detours to minimize congestion and ensure public safety.

Motorists traveling east-west are advised to use Glenwood Avenue or Jefferson Street as alternative routes. Those needing to travel north-south should divert to Raynor Avenue. Local residents and commuters are encouraged to plan for potential delays and to stay informed on the progress of the repairs.

The cause of the break is under investigation, and crews are on site working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible. Joliet police urge the public to avoid the area if feasible and to check local traffic updates regularly. Further information will be provided as the situation develops, including any changes to the expected timeline for reopening the affected roadways.


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