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Water main break closes I-57 ramp at 159th Street

Updated: February 7, 2013 6:34PM



A water main break has closed the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 57 to westbound 159th Street until further notice, the Illinois State Police said.

The break happened about 10:10 a.m. and the ramp still was closed as of 3 p.m. The ramp was to remain closed until the water main is repaired, police said, adding the work could continue through rush hour.

The break happened near the intersection of 159th Street and Pulaski Road in Markham, according to a news release.

Alternate westbound exits from I-57 are the ramp to 147th Street (Sibley Boulevard/Illinois 83) and the ramp to 167th Street, police said.

Steve Metsch



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