Rt. 1 Closed in Marshall

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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.

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