A Fall snowstorm dumped over 3 ½ inches in some places in central Illinois snarling traffic, and causing cancellations, closings, and delays. Taylorville reported 3.7 inches of snow, Decatur reported 4.5, Springfield reported 1.3, and Mattoon reported 3.5 inches as well. A jack-knifed semi shut down I-72 for a good portion of Monday evening near South Jacksonville, and ISP reported over 70 vehicle crashes in the Southern Illinois area and over 170 vehicle crashes throughout the state.
While the snow has tapered off, wind chill values across Central Illinois are supposed to remain frigid today at -7 to 3 degrees throughout the day. Roads today in Central Illinois, especially in the morning, are very slick and ISP is encouraging everyone to slow down and drive safely this morning. Turn your headlights on and give plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you. This evening’s weather forecast is calling for more of the same with a low around 11 and wind chills to remain at -1 to 9 degrees overnight. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates on weather, road conditions, closings, delays, cancellations, and everything else weather-related.