Car crashes into ditch on I-57

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A car crashed into a ditch Wednesday morning on I-57.

It happened near the Illini Prairie Rest Stop on southbound I-57. That’s between Tolono and Pesotum.

The southbound lanes are closed.

Officials say cars can exit onto Monticello Road, go east, and then south on Illinois Route 45. They can then re-enter I-57 further down south near Pesotum.

Officials say the delay can last 2-3 hours.

There’s no word yet on whether anyone is hurt.

UPDATE: Illinois State Police said around 1 p.m. that the southbound lanes have reopened and traffic is resuming. Troopers add backups may occur as traffic returns to a normal pattern.

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