UPDATE - 9:12 PM - IL Rt. 47 is cleared of all vehicles
CHAMPAIGN - A jackknifed truck tractor semi is blocking a major road in Champaign County this evening. The Illinois State Patrol is reporting IL Rt. 47 between Champaign County 2700N and US 136 is currently blocked due to the accident.
It is unknown how long IL Rt. 47 will be closed. Motorists heading around that area are being urged to find alternate routes.
Meantime, numerous crashes and slide-offs are keeping Illinois State Patrol busy this evening in Champaign County.
Snow, wind, and cold conditions are making travel very dangerous and drivers are being asked to use extreme caution before traveling.