PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE — 4:45 a.m.) — Peoria firefighters confirmed north and southbound Allen Road has been reopened after a crash shut down traffic in both directions Friday afternoon.
City officials reported a crash has closed traffic at N. Allen Road from W. Townline Road to Route 6 Friday afternoon.
Officials said the area is closed in both directions. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes.
A WMBD crew is at the scene of the crash and working to confirm more details at this time.
A photo of the crash reveals a rollover with multiple emergency vehicles at the scene.
Peoria Battalion Chief Ryan Calhoun said at about 2:30 p.m., a gravel truck’s load shifted, causing the truck to tip over. The driver had minor injuries and was out of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived. He has been taken to a local hospital.
A hazard squad was sent to the scene of the crash to handle fuel spills on the road. They have since taken care of the spill.
Calhoun said crews are currently working on clearing the road of gravel to reopen the right side of the road within the next 45 minutes.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.