ISP issues reminder about driving in wintry conditions
Litchfield - The Illinois State Police says this week's storm should serve as another reminder to avoid driving in poor weather conditions as much as possible.
During Thursday's winter storm the ISP handled approximately 62 incidents on the roadways. Several involved truck tractor semi-trailers which rolled over, or jack knifed across multiple lanes of the interstate. These incidents resulted from the treacherous combination of high wind speeds, ice covered roadways, and minimal visibility. Interstate 55 was shut down and traffic rerouted multiple times throughout the storm, so emergency crews could clear the Interstate. No personal injuries occurred in any of the incidents.