Heavy Snow Forecast For Illinois In Coming Days

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has geared up for another round of snow expected to blanket the state.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow accumulation of between five and eight inches throughout Illinois on Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds of up to 25 mph are also expected in some areas.

Illinois State Police are urging motorists to drive with caution, noting roads throughout the state will be icy.

IDOT officials say there several tips motorists should remember if on the road during the upcoming snowfall. Motorists should allow extra travel time and not drive close behind a snow plow. Motorists should also be aware of black ice, which are icy roads that appear to clear.

IDOT also advises motorists to have an emergency car-care kit and blankets in the auto.


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