Illinois State Police in District 10, which includes Edgar County, are urging motorists to use extreme caution due to winter-weather road conditions today.
Troopers handled 11 crashes, several involving injuries, and approximately 60 slide offs between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time today, according to an ISP news release. Drivers should avoid travel unless in emergencies, the Illinois State Police in Pesotum urged.
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.
Illinois District 10 includes Champaign, Douglas, Coles, Vermilion, Edgar, Moultri, Piatt, Shelby and Macon counties.