Shelbyville Daily Union

February 17, 2014

Motorists Urged to Avoid Travel if Possible



   Pesotum, IL (02-17-14, 10:10 a.m.) Illinois State Police District 10 officials are urging motorists to use extreme caution while traveling today as the sleet, freezing rain, and windy conditions are making travel dangerous this morning. Since 6:30 this morning, Troopers have handled 34 slide offs and 4 crashes (3 property damage, 1 minor personal injury). All roadways in District 10 are ice covered and treacherous. Travel is not advised unless absolutely necessary due to an emergency. District 10 covers the counties of Champaign, Douglas, Coles, Vermilion, Edgar, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Macon. 

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when approaching stationary authorized emergency vehicles with their lights activated on the roadways. Authorized emergency vehicles include police, fire, EMS, and other emergency vehicles. It is the law to proceed with due caution, change lanes if possible, and reduce your speed. Move over and slow down. Also use caution when traveling near snow removal trucks and snow plows. 


     A complete list of road closures can be found on the Illinois Department of Transportation website and or 1-800-452-4368.