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Semi crash in Franklin County blocks northbound traffic

UPDATE 12/1/19 at 2:21 a.m.

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) — No one is hurt after a semi-trailer rolled over and blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 57.

Illinois State Police say the driver was headed north on I-57 when he dropped his phone in the cab, tried picking it up and lost control of the vehicle just after 8 p.m. Friday.

The vehicle rolled over and blocked the northbound lanes and were closed for nearly five hours.

Traffic was diverted off at the Benton/West City exit until about 1 a.m. Saturday. All lanes have reopened.

The driver was cited for improper lane usage and operating an electronic device while driving.

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News 3 Staff

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