Officials are urging motorists to use caution on roadways. As temperatures drop the chance for ice on bridges will increase. Flooding roads are also a concern.
ISP Public Information Office in Springfield urges motorists to remain vigilant while driving this week as weather conditions continue to change. “Travel conditions throughout the state are becoming hazardous due to icing on bridges and flooding in low areas.” Reduce your speed and allow more time to travel if necessary to help reduce the risk of accidents.
Also, be prepared to yield to emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment during inclement weather. Scott’s Law, The Move Over Law, requires all drivers to reduce their speed, move over or change lanes and proceed with caution. Monitor road conditions before you leave. Keep enough emergency items in your vehicle in case you are stranded. If you become stranded do not leave your vehicle, stay inside and wait for help. If you are involved in a minor accident, and do not need emergency care, you have 10 days to file a crash report with the nearest police department.
For a complete list of road closures go to the Illinois Department of Transportation website: www.gettingaroundillinois.com or call 1-800-452-4368