Metro-East News

Overturned semi closes highway near East St. Louis

A tractor-trailer overturned Friday morning on the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to southbound Illinois 203.

The accident happened just before 6 a.m., according to an Illinois Department of Transportation report. No one was injured.

The tractor-trailer was moved to the side of the road, opening up a lane of traffic around 6:45 a.m., according to a KMOV report.

KMOV had recommended commuters driving westbound to IL 203 exit early and take IL 111 as an alternate route.

The tractor-trailer was full of Gatorade, according to the KMOV report.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck