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UPDATE: Barriers lifted on Rockton roads, officials still say to avoid area

If you work in this area, please check with your employer before attempting to return to work...
If you work in this area, please check with your employer before attempting to return to work Tuesday morning.(WIFR)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 7:31 AM CDT
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ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - Several road closures that went into effect Tuesday morning following the massive fire at Chemtool in Rockton have been lifted, however Village of Rockton leaders still recommend avoiding the area near the plant site.

The areas previously blocked off were:

  • Kocher Street Between Salem Street and Blackhawk Blvd.
  • Blackhawk Blvd. between Route 2 and North Bridge Street
  • Dingham Drive
  • Central Drive
  • Kile Drive
  • Wright Drive
  • Watts Avenue
  • N. Blackhawk Blvd. between Central Drive and Prairie Hill Road
  • Prairie Hill Road between South Bluff Road and Route 2

If you work in this area, please check with your employer before attempting to return to work.

Anyone affected and in need of assistance can call the Red Cross 24/7 disaster hotline at (877)-597-0747.

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