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Illinois State Police Issue Winter Weather Travel Warning

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Press Release Date: February 3, 2014    || Archived February 4, 2016

Officials Remind Motorists to Observe Scott’s Law

Chicago -- Illinois State Police officials are reminding motorists of the potentially dangerous road conditions as hazardous weather conditions continue.  Roadways throughout Illinois will be icy, and motorists are urged to drive with caution.

Motorists should especially monitor the road conditions before driving and remember to keep emergency items inside the vehicle.  Speed is a contributing factor for accidents when conditions are wet and slick and drivers should reduce speeds and allow for extra travel time.  Illinois State Police also want to remind motorists to yield to emergency and snow removal equipment.  It is the law (Scott’s Law) to proceed with due caution, change lanes if possible, and reduce your speed

Stranded motorists are encouraged to remain inside their vehicles and wait for first responders if stranded.  Motorists involved in accidents that require no emergency care may file an accident report within 10 days at the nearest police station.

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

For more information contact:
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