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US: Interstate 55 in Illinois reopens following police operation March 7 /update 1

All lanes of Interstate 55 in Lincoln (Illinois) reopen after police arrest fugitive on March 7; residual traffic delays possible

08 Mar 01:51 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/8/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Illinois, Lincoln (Illinois), Rockford (Illinois)
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Event

Illinois State Police announced at approximately 19:40 (local time) on Thursday, March 7, that all lanes of Interstate 55 near Lincoln (Illinois state) have reopened after officers arrested a gunman barricaded in his car on the highway. Police officials closed all lanes of traffic on Interstate 55 in the area after the suspect crashed outside Lincoln while fleeing from federal law enforcement earlier in the day. Residual traffic disruptions are possible in the area. 

Advice

Individuals in Illinois are advised to monitor developments to the situation and allow additional time to travel in the area.

 

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