Warning Regarding Dangerous Driving Conditions In Illinois

Today (February 17, 2014) the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release titled “Winter Storm Creates Dangerous Driving Conditions for Illinois Motorists.”  This release warned of driving conditions resulting from today’s expected snowstorm that will impact Lake County, in which visibility is supposed to be (very) limited, in part because of high winds.  “Whiteout conditions” may be present, according to weather forecasts.

Two excerpts:

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that roads and bridges are snow and ice covered throughout Illinois, creating slick and dangerous driving conditions for motorists. The National Weather Service has forecasted snow accumulations up to 7 inches in some areas throughout Illinois, with the heaviest snowfall expected this afternoon. Temperatures are forecasted in the mid-20’s and winds expected up to 25 mph.


“Illinois roads and bridges are extremely slick and dangerous and it is advised that motorists avoid travel in impacted areas to ensure safety. Fewer motorists on the roads also gives IDOT crews an opportunity to clear roads and bridges in a more efficient manner,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “In addition to the snow and ice, the wind has picked up in some areas causing blowing and drifting snow, making it difficult for motorists to see when driving.”

The news release also contains a variety of “Other safety tips to remember” with regard to winter driving, especially in snowy, icy, and cold conditions, and how to minimize the potential for car crashes.

Additional details can be seen in the above-mentioned news release.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.