Illinois State Police: stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary

A look at I-74 during the Thursday snow.
A look at I-74 during the Thursday snow.(IDOT)
Published: Dec. 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Days before Christmas, Illinois State Police are urging travelers to stay home and off the roads if it isn’t safe.

Several crashes have been reported in the Central Illinois area since the snow began falling early Thursday morning. McLean and Peoria counties have issued collision warnings for the road. Peoria city, Bloomington, and East Peoria have also issued collision warnings.

“We’re asking people if it’s not safe to do so, please do not travel,” ISP Trooper Kaylie Polistina said. “I know that’s hard because we all want to be with loved ones but if it’s not safe it’s best to just stay home. If it’s an emergency or you do have to travel we’re asking people to slow down.”

They are asking those who do travel to go slowly and be aware of their surroundings. Snow plows, state troopers, and abandoned cars will be on the side of the road. They are asking drivers to obey Scott’s Law and move over for those on the side of the road.