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Interstate 64 reopened after tree falls on roadway at Silver Creek

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Tree falls across Interstate 64, backing up traffic

A tree fell across the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Illinois 4 on Thursday morning.
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A tree fell across the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Illinois 4 on Thursday morning.

A large area of westbound Interstate 64 near Scott Air Force Base was temporarily shut down Thursday morning after a tree in a rain-soaked creek bank went down across the roadway.

It happened shortly before 8 a.m. near Illinois 4, according to Illinois State Police.

Police said saturated soil along Silver Creek apparently caused the tree to topple.

Traffic was temporarily re-routed to other highways.

An Illinois Department of Transportation crew armed with chainsaws arrived quickly and cleared the tree.

Traffic appeared to be getting back to normal as of 8:45 a.m.

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