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UPDATE: As of 5:05 p.m., Illinois 41 from Galesburg to Abingdon has been reopened.

Earlier: GALESBURG, Illinois -- Illinois Route 41 is closed in both directions in the Galesburg area.

According to a statement from the Illinois State Police, multiple large vehicles, including a semi, a heavy-duty tow and a fire truck, have been jack knifed or rolled in the area.  This happened Thursday, October 12th around 1:20 p.m.

Police say construction work on IL Rte. 41 between Galesburg and Abingdon "has caused unsafe driving conditions..."  The road is going to stay closed until the conditions are corrected.

Drivers are advised to find different routes.

As of 1:20 p.m., the Illinois State Police, Knox County Sheriff's Department, and the Illinois Department of Transportation are on scene.

Around 3:30 p.m. crews were getting ready to lay sand down on the road.  It was expected that the road would reopen within the next hour.

No major injuries were reported.

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