Authorities respond to dozens of reports of stranded motorists Wednesday

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Wednesday's winter storms resulted in dozens of crashes and stranded motorists on Illinois' roadways, according to reports from authorities across the state.

Illinois State Police officials say troopers responded to a total of 229 incidents from 12:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. February 24.  Troopers say that number does not include all motorists that were stranded while roads were cleared.

Macon County recorded 70 slide-offs and 10 crashes between 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  However, the Macon County Sheriff's Department says those numbers were only the incidents that deputies were called to, as there were a lot more people that were stranded but did not call for help.

Sangamon County authorities say police responded to 10 crashes and 15 motorist assists on Wednesday, and that while that number appears low, authorities say it is higher than normal.

We will continue to update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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