Monday Morning January 6, 2014
Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are reminding drivers to take precautions as they travel.
The Illinois State Police are advising motorists to stay home today. Interstate 57 is down to one lane throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties due to snow and ice. Sever blowing snow on Interstate 57 between Ashkum and Buckley is causing the roadway to be impassable at times. All secondary roads are still snow covered and impassable.
Last night motorist were transported to numerous warming centers in the Gilman and Paxton area. All Gilman and Paxton hotels are currently full at this time.
The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.