MATTOON, IL-(Effingham Radio)- I-57 southbound in Mattoon is shut down due to a crash.
According to the Illinois State Police District 10, the southbound lanes are currently shut down due to an accident that occurred at milepost 189.
Air life is on scene at the accident.
Traffic is being re-routed through Mattoon.
The northbound lanes are open; however, traffic is backed up.
The Illinois State Police expect the southbound lanes to be closed for several hours.
We will update this story as more details become available.
UPDATE 2:25PM: Road is now open to traffic.