Metro-East News

I-57 northbound closed for tractor-trailer on fire

Traffic was reduced to one lane Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 57 north in Williamson County due to a tractor-trailer fire, according to an Illinois State Police news release.

The fire closed down all but one lane near milepost 47, and Illinois State Police expected I-57 to remain closed until about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Police advised drivers to take an alternate route.