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Railroad crossing closures ….

A posted-detour will direct motorists in Iroquois County and Newton County this next week. Railroad crossings will be improved, so road closures will be in effect.

Starting Monday (Oct 16th_ -- Route 52 south of Martinton finds the Union Pacific Railroad making repairs.

In Kentland, Indiana – the T.P. & W. Railroad is closing the U.S. 41 crossing just south of Route 24.

Drivers are urged to use caution along the detour routes.

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Parke County, IN welcomes covered bridge visitors

Thousands of visitors will flock to Parke County, Indiana beginning today (Friday) for the annual Covered Bridge Festival. It’s one of the most popular attractions each fall in the Hoosier state. The 10-day run will continue thru Sunday, October 22.

Covered Bridge Festival

Visitors are asked to be patient. There’s a lot of traffic.
The festival headquarters is in Rockville, but several small towns around the county offer a wide range of activities and opportunities for food, fun and shopping. Vendors of all kinds display their wares.

People from all over the world visit the festival. The Covered Bridge festival organizers are expecting upwards of 2-million people during the 10-day run.

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Rt. 49 crash in Iroquois County

Two drivers were injured Thursday morning in a 3-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 49 in Iroquois County. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to Illinois State Police.
The collision happened just past 9 am at County Road 1850 N.

Police report 23-year-old Justin Sellars of Milford was northbound on Route 49 when he crossed the centerline and side-swiped a southbound pickup truck driven by 52-year-old Mark Pirc of Rockdale (IL). Sellars then collided head-on with a car driven by 33-year-old Britney Martin of Clifton, which was southbound behind the pickup.

Police said the Sellars vehicle then left the road and overturned. Sellars was cited for improper lane usage. Sellars and Martin were taken to to IMH and Riverside hospitals, respectively.

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Traffic mess-ups....

A rollover accident north of the village of Iroquois on Route 52 reported this (Fri) morning. Emergency responders answered the call. No further info available.

A crash on Interstate 65 SB Thursday closed one lane. Shortly after 2 p.m. Indiana State Police reported a crash 7 miles south of State Road 38, causing a standstill in both lanes.
Police say several vehicles were involved and a semi tanker containing corrosive materials was on its side but was not leaking. Two minor injuries were reported.

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Correction: State Police DUI accident report…

It was a Martinton man... 63-year-old Thomas Frogge...who was charged by Illinois State Police for drunken driving, not Stephanie Brattin of Donovan ----AS REPORTED EARLIER.

94.1 WGFA / 96.9 – 1360 WIBK received in-correct information from the state police concerning a Wednesday traffic accident on Illinois Route 52 at 2200 E in Iroquois County.

The ISP accident report in-correctly identified the wrong drivers of the vehicles involved.

The two vehicle crash involved Thomas Frogge failing to stop at a stop sign at 2200 E. His pickup struck the car driven by Stephanie Brattin. It was Brattin who was treated at Riverside Hospital for injuries –NOT FROGGE, as reported earlier.

And Frogge was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and cited for failure to yield at a step intersection.

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