I-74 eastbound lanes open


URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — All lanes of I-74 are back open after several accidents.

The eastbound lanes were closed at the Cunningham exit (184) in Urbana this afternoon. State Police opened up one lane for a few hours. As of 8:50 p.m. on Monday night, all lanes are moving.

Between ISP districts 9 and 10, there have been “dozens” of crashes and calls to service through the day, with police saying that “due to the continued requests for assistance and calls for service… a definitive number” can’t be given yet.

Towing companies in Champaign-Urbana have been sent out on more than 300 calls.

While I-74 is now back open, troopers are reminding drivers to avoid traveling if it’s not necessary — and to drive carefully and slowly if you have to go out.

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