Update 5:00 p.m.

PESOTUM, Ill. (WCIA) — State Police officials said Route 45 is fully reopen.

Update 12:30 p.m.

PESOTUM, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois State Police said northbound U.S. Route 45 is open again following a single-vehicle crash that left one person hurt.

State troopers said that at approximately 8:16 a.m., a semi-truck crashed at County Road 1150 North, the Champaign/Douglas County line. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries; there is no word on their condition.

Route 45 was closed for more than four hours while responders cleared the scene and investigated the crash. The northbound lane of the highway reopened at 12:30 p.m., but recovery efforts are still happening and are expected to continue for several more hours. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

Original article

PESOTUM, Ill. (WCIA)– ISP reported around 8:45 a.m. that both northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Rt. 45 at the Champaign and Douglas County line near Pesotum are closed.

Troopers are on scene of a crash involving a commercial vehicle on Rt. 45. Crash investigation and recovery efforts of the semi are currently underway. 

The road is expected to be closed for one hour or more. 

Officials are asking people to avoid this area if possible.