Update: As of 10:50 a.m. CT, electricity has been restored to all but Marshall businesses. The roadway is still expected to be closed for several more hours.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department says Illinois Route 1 from Highway 40 north to Trefz Drive (over “Velsicol Hill”) could be closed until 12:30 p.m. or later.
Downed power lines on the road are being repaired. It’s believed the downed lines are what caused a power outage to the northern part of Marshall.
Any traffic needing to go over “Velsicol Hill” can go west around Clarksville Road/4 Mile Drive or east to Livingston Road/1950th Road.