ISP issues winter travel advisory

ISP issues winter travel advisory

The largest winter storm the Midwest has seen in two years swept through downtown St. Louis on Thursday, leaving the News 4 studios under a blanket of snow and ice.

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 1:24 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Il (KMOV.com) – Illinois State Police ISP officials statewide are issuing snow travel advisories and are urging motorists to plan ahead and take the necessary safety precautions while traveling on interstates and state roads. 

Drifting snow, wet and icy road conditions may disrupt travel and motorists should allow extra time when making travel plans.

“Motorists should take every safety precaution while driving during extreme weather conditions, so that they arrive and depart to and from their destinations safely,” said Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lemming. “Reducing speed, avoiding distractions, and practicing safe driving habits are crucial, especially when roads and interstates are icy, and visibility is reduced,” he added.

When crashes occur during extreme weather conditions, the ISP encourages motorists to exchange insurance and driver information to keep motorists safe and the roads clear, unless medical attention is required.  Motorists can file crash reports at the nearest ISP District within 10 days.  

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