On Tuesday (January 7, 2014) the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news releases regarding snow and ice-covered roads in Illinois, which have led to dangerous driving conditions and many car accidents and other vehicle accidents.
The press releases was titled “Motorists Urged to Slow Down; Roads Remain Snow Packed and Icy Statewide.”
An excerpt from this news release:
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reminded motorists today to slow down when travelling during the severe weather conditions. Road conditions are improving in some areas, but the majority of roads throughout the state are still snow and ice covered. Blowing and drifting snow remains a problem, and the extreme low temperatures reduce the effectiveness of the salt being spread by IDOT winter weather crews. Motorists are still encouraged to stay home and avoid travel until roads are clear and safe.
“Motorists need to heed to our advice and slow down on Illinois roadways,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “The roads are snow packed, extremely slick and dangerous. If motorists have to travel today, please take it slow, buckle up, avoid distractions and allow plenty of extra time. We want everyone to make it to their destination safely.”
Additional details, as well as “Other safety tips to remember,” can be seen in the above-mentioned news release.
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