12-26-2012 – 7:59 p.m.
Interstate 24 in Illinois is shut down near exit 16 in both directions until further notice.
Emergency personnel are currently arriving on the scene of two a multiple injury two-vehicle accident on Interstate 24, exit 16, at Vienna. Six people are reportedly injured.
Airlift ambulances are landing near the scene now. Please use extreme caution if you must travel through the area.
Motorist traveling Interstate 24 are encouraged to exit the highway at exits 16 and 14.
West and East bound traffic can re-enter the interstate via Illinois Rt. 146 and US 45. The two alternate highways intersect in Vienna.
An emergency shelter for stranded travelers at Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. The church is located on Senior Avenue, one block west of US 45.