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UPDATE: Snowstorm Makes Interstates “Nearly Impassable”

By Jim Meadows

UPDATE 4:35 PM   Illinois State Police District 10 officials are advising that I-57, I-72, and I-74 are nearly impassable.  All other roads are drifting closed.  Near white out conditions.  Blowing and drifting snow is blocking the roadways.  Emergency travel only. US Route 150 is closed between St Joseph and Urbana due to a crash. State Police have implemented their NO TOW policy. They say visibility is extremely poor and it is not safe to tow.  Motorists are being transported to a place of safety to the nearest exit. 

Reminders from Champaign County and Macon County Authorities:  Champaign County Highways and Township roads will not be plowed after dusk.  Macon County Highways and Township roads are closed until further notice. 

UPDATE: 4:07PM --  Illinois State Police are on the scene of a traffic crash involving two jackknife truck tractor/semi trailers on I-57 at milepost 192 blocking both northbound lanes.  Traffic will be stopped northbound until the semis are removed.

Illinois State Police report that eastbound I-74 has been closed at milepost 185, near the University Avenue Exit.

Categories: Transportation



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