As the winter storm continues its rage, the Illinois State Police is out in full force. ISP District 9 Trooper Sean Ramsey told Regional Radio News that numerous accidents have been reported in the area from vehicles in the ditch to jackknifed semis.
The majority of roads are snow or ice covered according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Ramsey noted the east-west roads are very treacherous, and the snow plows are doing their best to clear off the roads.
Ramsey also issued a travel advisory statement around 2:30 this afternoon that Route 104 from the east edge of Pawnee to Taylorville will be closed for approximately two hours to allow IDOT to clear snow from the roadway. Motorists should seek alternate routes.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp issued a Snow Emergency Level 2 earlier on Wednesday and is asking all people to stay off the roadways unless it is an extreme emergency. Road conditions of state highways and interstates by IDOT can be found by clicking on taylorvilledailynews.com by clicking on the road sign icon. They can also be accessed by going to gettingaroundillinois.com.