Interstate 70, between Brownstown and St. Elmo, was closed for a period of time on Tuesday morning and into the afternoon. And, the worst part is, no warning and no heads up of any kind was given to local law enforcement. There were reports of a “shoulder failure” and that the Illinois Department of Transportation was making repairs, that led to the section of the highway being closed yesterday until about 3:30 pm. Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith said on Tuesday that no one had informed the Sheriff’s Department of the closure or what was going on. It was the second day in a row with a closure on I-70, as a wreck on Monday afternoon/evening had led to the highway being closed in the same area, leading to traffic being diverted onto U.S. Route 40 on both Monday and Tuesday during the closures. And, again on Monday, local law enforcement was not alerted to the issue. And, along with law enforcement, local media was no informed to be able to pass the word onto residents.