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Check out the conditions as the snow continues to move through – NBC Chicago

Like a winter storm end of second snowfall across Chicago area Fifth, travel may continue to be impacted in Illinois and knowing road conditions may be essential.

Illinois Department of Transportation Check out the Illinois website provides a look at current winter conditions statewide.

Using the map, the website tracks which roads are clear and which are partially or completely covered by ice or snow.

It also highlights so-called “crash points” where things like blown snow have been reported or bridges and roads are prone to freezing.

For those looking to track snow in real time, NBC Chicago’s Live Doppler 5 shows a real-time and future view of the storm.

If you must travel, IDOT recommends:

• Go slowly, especially when approaching intersections, ramps, bridges and shaded areas prone to freezing.
• Make sure your gas tank is full.
• Keep cell phones, warm clothes, blankets, food, water, first aid kits, laundry detergent and ice scrapers in your vehicle.
• Check the forecast and make sure someone knows about your route and schedule.
• Bring a cell phone and dial *999 in the Chicago area for emergency assistance.
• Reminder: Using a cell phone while driving is illegal in Illinois, unless it’s an emergency.
• If you have a crash or breakdown, stay in your vehicle, it’s your safest form of shelter. Exiting your vehicle into traffic can have deadly consequences.
• Always wear your seat belt, whether you are in the front or back seat. That’s the law.

IDOT provides regular updates on statewide road conditions in www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/illinois-road-conditions-map-check-conditions-as-snow-continues-to-move-through/2748001/ Check out the conditions as the snow continues to move through – NBC Chicago

DUSTIN JONES

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