ISP advising motorists to avoid traveling on water-covered roads

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ILLINOIS - Following several crashes that are being attributed to recent heavy rains, Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to use caution while traveling on water-covered roadways.

ISP District 10 Interim Commander Lt. John Wenzel says many roads in central Illinois are experiencing either flooding or standing water due to recent rainfall.  Wenzel also says water on roadways has resulted in a crash on U.S. Route 150 near the Champaign County/Piatt County line, as well as several crashes and spin-outs on I-57 between Arcola and Rantoul.

Authorities are advising motorists to turn around if they see standing water across lanes, as it only takes a small amount of water to cause your vehicle to be washed away, which could lead to injury or death if your vehicle becomes submerged or overturns.  For the latest weather information, visit our weather page by clicking here.

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