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Accident closes parts of Interstate 57 in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) — Emergency management officials have closed off the southbound lanes of Interstate 57 near the West Frankfort exit following a traffic crash.

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency says the crash prompted workers to close parts of the northbound lanes so that a medical helicopter could land.

No official reports of injuries have been released and the northbound lanes have since reopened.

It remains unclear when the southbound lanes will reopen.

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