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Chester Bridge reopened following 3-vehicle crash due to ice

Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 7:44 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - The Chester Bridge reopened in both directions following a three-vehicle crash.

According to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf, two vehicles and a SEMI crashed on the bridge just before 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21.

Sheriff Schaaf said no one was hurt in the crash, but the bridge was covered in ice.

Chester Police said salt was spread on the bridge to help with black ice that had formed.

Drivers are urged to travel cautiously.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is also investigating the crash.

Chester officers are assisting with a three car accident on the Chester bridge. The bridge is closed down until further...

Posted by Chester Police Department on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The sheriff’s department stated road conditions may be poor in some areas due to snow yesterday.

The Chester Bridge connects Perryville, Mo. with Chester, Ill.

The closest bridge that connects southeast Missouri with southern Illinois in the Heartland is the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and East Cape Girardeau, Ill.

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