Semi Crash Closes US 45

GALLATIN CO. — A semi crash has shut down US 45 near the Saline/Gallatin County line.

Illinois State Police say the crash happened Tuesday morning on US 45 just north of Washington Road in Gallatin County.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office sent an alert advising residents that Route 45 was closed north of Texas City and to use Route 1 as an alternate route.

State police say US 45 is expected to be closed for several hours. Traffic is being detoured, and drivers are asked to avoid the area.