Lane of interstate closed due to accident

A lane of traffic on northbound I-57 is closed to help clean up an accident.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says the lane closure is near the Johnston City, Illinois exit.

A semi-tractor trailer crashed Wednesday evening and crews were unable to move it at that time due to safety concerns and the weather.

IDOT says it along with the lane closure on I-57, it has also closed the Illinois Route 13 eastbound and westbound turn lanes to I-57 north to prevent interstate traffic from backing up onto Illinois Route 13.

The Main Street and Morgan Avenue ramps remain open.

The lane is expected to be closed until Friday afternoon.

Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes.

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