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Emergency crews are keeping busy as snow covers the roads causing poor driving conditions.  Monique Bond with the Illinois State Police says you can help ease the burden if you have a small fender bender on the expressway that doesn't require emergency assistance.

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Drivers have seven days to file an accident report with the ISP. Bond, says drivers should stay focused on the roads.

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Bond says ramps, curves, and bridges are often more prone to develop black ice, which can be difficult to see.  She says drivers should also avoid abrupt braking and give yourself enough room to stop.  Bond reminds drivers to wear seat belts and look out for maintenance vehicles.

 
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