Motorists Urged to Reduce Speeds & Slow Down
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 motorist to be cautious while traveling this morning. Interstate 57 currently covered in ice throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties. Secondary roads are also icy. District 21 is reporting several slide offs due to the hazardous road conditions. District 21 is currently handling a serious crash on Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 304. Interstate 57 northbound from milepost 296-304 is currently blocked, motorist are urged to find an alternate route.
Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows. Motorist should also be cautious, slow down, and move over for emergency vehicles assisting motorists on the roadways.
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.
If you decide to drive please slow down and buckle up.