A noon-hour crash involving a fire truck has forced the temporary shutdown of the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 at the Sangamon Avenue exit.
The truck actually belongs to the Harrisburg Fire Department, and was being transported to Peoria for repairs when it blew a tire while traveling northbound on I-55. The truck crashed through the metal wire barriers on one side of the median, proceeded through and smashed concrete barriers on the other side, and then came to rest in the southbound lanes.
The southbound lanes were closed and traffic was re-routed until crews can remove the truck and clean up the debris. One person was on board the fire truck when it crashed and was uninjured; no other vehicles were involved and no one else was hurt.