Warnings Regarding Dangerous Winter Driving Conditions

On January 5, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued news releases regarding dangerous driving conditions on Illinois roads.

One of these press releases was titled “IDOT Warns Motorists about Dangerous Road Conditions on Majority of State Routes” and another was titled “Illinois Department of Transportation Urges Motorists to Stay off Roads.”

A couple of excerpts from the “Illinois Department of Transportation Urges Motorists to Stay off Roads” news release:

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that it will continue to keep winter weather crews on the job as long as necessary to plow and salt to help ensure motorist safety. However, road conditions remain treacherous statewide due to the ongoing snow and motorists are advised to stay home and only travel if absolutely necessary. The majority of Illinois roads remain snow and ice covered, making travel extremely dangerous.


“With whiteout conditions in many areas across Illinois, motorists should be safe and stay off the roads,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “In addition to IDOT winter weather crews clearing the roadways, IDOT emergency personnel is working around the clock to assist with stranded motorists, vehicles in ditches and crashes statewide. If motorists absolutely must travel, they should use extreme caution, take it slow, buckle up and avoid distractions when behind the wheel.”

The news release also contains a variety of “Other safety tips to remember” with regard to driving in the current extreme cold weather and snow conditions, and how to minimize the potential for car accidents.

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


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