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Mororists are asked to take precaution in coming days

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

Treacherous weather conditions are expected to pose a significant threat to motorists this weekend and into early next week so Illinois State Police District 5 is asking motorists to take extra caution.

District 5 covers Grundy, Will and Kendall counties.

Troopers will be working around the clock to divert tragedies and keep motorists safe, however they are asking that you do your part and pay attention to road conditions before venturing out in this treacherous weather, according to a news release from state police.

Illinois State Police District 5 would like to remind motorists that when warnings are given to stay home and limit their travels, because roadways are hazardous, take it seriously. For the rest of the winter months, motorists are urged to plan ahead and take necessary safety precautions while traveling on the interstates and all state routes.

Wet, icy roadways and drifting snow conditions may disrupt travel and motorists should allow extra time when making travel plans. Drivers are encouraged to keep food, water, warm clothing and blankets in their vehicle should they become stranded for a long period of time.

Motorists also are reminded to remember to obey the “Move-Over Law.” When you see an emergency vehicle conducting duties with their emergency lights activated, remember to slow down, change lanes away from all emergency vehicles and proceed with caution. Failure to do so may result in significant fines, suspension of your driver’s license and possibly time in jail.

Also remember to buckle up and driver safely, said Commander Captain Bridget Bertrand in a news release.

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