Multi-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Part of I-72 East, Traffic Rerouted

Traffic is being rerouted on I-55 north, I-72 eastbound at the MacArthur exit due to an accident. (Photojournalist Cody Bergquist)

Illinois State Police say a multi-vehicle accident has closed the eastbound lanes of I-72 just east of Macarthur Boulevard. Eastbound traffic is being forced to exit at MacArthur. No traffic is being allowed on the eastbound lanes from Veterans and MacArthur. No injuries have been reported at this time.

A lot of dust is being blown around in that area and many other rural areas Wednesday.

More details to follow.

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