(Update as of 1:23 p.m.) :
All lanes are now open at this time
(Update as of 12:54 p.m. ) :
If you are a Mattoon local, you may want to avoid Charleston Avenue for the time being as traffic is heavy due to rerouting off of I-57.
(Update as of 12:45 p.m.) :
According to the Illinois State Police, ISP Units are handling an accident with lane blockage on I-57 South just south
of the 190 exits (Coles County-Mattoon) I-57 S/B traffic is being diverted onto Exit 190B (Route 16 Westbound)for
the next 10-15 minutes and then the left lane of travel will be opened up for S/B traffic after
that with an expected long lane closure in the right lane south of exit
190. Please use caution, and seek an alternate route if possible.
According to the Illinois State Police, troopers are en route to a crash with serious injuries on I-57 southbound at milepost 189 just south of the Route 16 entrance ramp in Mattoon.
I-57 is blocked southbound. Expect delays.