I-55 Closed Again in Illinois due to Low Visibility after Deadly Crash

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CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has once again closed the stretch of Interstate 55 between mile markers 63 and 82 due to low visibility caused by high winds and dust kicked up by nearby fields.

It comes a day after a crash involving 72 vehicles killed six people near Farmersville, Southern Illinois on the same stretch of roadway. Monday’s accident occurred due to sudden low visibility, and the interstate has been closed twice since then. 

The interstate had reopened after a massive cleanup early this morning.

While there are no reported crashes currently, IDOT and the Illinois State Police urge drivers to find alternate routes and follow detour signs. The situation will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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