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Christian, Montgomery Sheriffs' Offices Asking Motorists Not To Travel Today


Central Illinois woke up to as much as 8 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, as a winter storm continues moving out of the are.

We remain under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 o'clock tonight.  The Weather Service says today we'll see another 2 to 4 inches of snow before it ends, with winds gusting to 33 miles an hour.  Wind chills today will be between zero and 6 above.

The Illinois Department of Transportation on their Facebook page this morning asks motorists to please stay home if you are able to give crews more room to work.  They added all state highways and interstates are covered with ice or snow.

Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp told Regional Radio News during the 6 o'clock hour this morning, that he's asking residents not to travel today unless it's an absolute emergency.  The Sheriff added he's implement a Snow Emergency Level 2 which asks motorists not to travel.  The Sheriff added that most Christian County blacktops and township roads are closed and impassable.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office informed Regional Radio News during the 6 o'clock hour this morning, that they're asking motorists in that county to stay off the roads as they're all slick and hazardous.

And, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office told Regional Radio News this morning that roads in that county are slick and hazardous.

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