Crash Stalls Traffic On Interstate 64

Jefferson County, Ill – Interstate 64 near Illinois Route 37 was closed Friday morning due to an overturned semi hauling ethanol.

Illinois State Police say a semi hauling hazardous material rolled onto its side on I-64 near the Route 37 exit around 4:41 a.m Friday.

State Police say the road should be open by about 10 a.m., although the I-64 exit ramp onto Route 37 may be closed for longer.

More details will be released once an investigation is completed. The Mount Vernon Fire Department HAZMAT team responded to the scene.