Be Advised: Winter Weather Could Make Holiday Travel Tricky


Pesotum - Out west, in Nebraska, a winter storm brought blizzard like conditions, which included snow, slick roads, and freezing cold temperatures, all just in time for holiday travel.
However, here in central Illinois, isn't expected to be a problem.

WAND assistant chief-meteorologist J.C. Fultz said we could see heavy winds making holiday travel a challenge as people hit the road.

Something state troopers told WAND News could be a real travel hazard for people traveling this holiday weekend.

"High winds and light snow that we're expecting tomorrow will make travel treacherous tomorrow afternoon and evening.   Allow yourself extra distance between yourself and the other motorists that are on the roadway.  Allow yourself some extra time to get to your destination," said Illinois State Police District 10 Master Sergeant Ryan Starrick.

Starrick also said,"the off ramps, on ramps, and bridge decks, those tend to freeze first.  Even with just a light snow, cold temperatures, and the excessive winds, those particular areas discussed will freeze first and motorists need to use extreme caution in those areas."

Because when it comes to traveling in winter conditions, it's better to arrive alive than not at all.

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