Metro-East News

Part of Interstate 255 closed Monday morning near Columbia, scanner reports say

A portion of Interstate 255 was closed Monday morning near Columbia according to online maps and police scanner traffic.

Illinois State Police did not respond for comment. Online maps showed traffic was normal by about 1 p.m.

Columbia Police deferred questions about the highway to the Illinois State Police.

Online traffic maps indicated multiple crashes Monday morning between Dupo’s South Main Street and where I255 turns toward Missouri or becomes Illinois 3.