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CHAMPAIGN — A ramp connecting southbound Interstate 57 to westbound Interstate 72 has re-opened.

State police Sgt. James A. Kleist said a jackknifed tractor trailer had been on the ramp at Exit 235B in Champaign.

The incident took place before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The ramp remained closed for about two hours while the truck was removed.

Motorists were advised to continue on I-57 southbound to the Curtis Road exit and then take I-57 north back to Exit 235B onto westbound I-72.


Tim Mitchell is a reporter at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@mitchell6).