Champaign County Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Tracy Wingler said county roads are in pretty good shape and are starting to dry thanks to the high winds and some sunshine.
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Road conditions are starting to improve as the area received more snow Wednesday morning.
The temperatures are hanging around 30 degrees late Wednesday morning, and the snow on some roads is starting to melt. The Illinois Department of Transportation website that tracks road conditions reported that there are patches of snow and ice on the area interstate, but those roads have been improving throughout the morning.
Champaign County Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Tracy Wingler said the windy conditions created some blowing and drifting snow in outlying areas on Wednesday morning. But Wingler said county roads are in pretty good shape and are starting to dry thanks to the high winds and some sunshine. He said crews are not seeing any drifting snow at this time.
It’s not expected to last long but winter’s latest precipitation event is causing problems this morning.
Telecommunicators who answer the phone at the Illinois State Police at Pesotum report being extremely busy since early this morning with many vehicles in ditches but no accidents with major injuries as of 9 a.m.
A semi was jackknifed on eastbound I-74 near Oakwood, backing up traffic this morning.
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Champaign County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Sherrick, who works the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, reported at 7:15 a.m. that Reynolds Towing shared with him that they had 14 pullouts between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.
The National Weather Service reports that the winter weather advisory will remain in effect until 11 a.m. today.
East of I-57, the snow is expected to continue until mid-morning. Accumulations of two to three inches are possible.
Winds from out of the north at 25 to 35 mph will gust to 40 to 45 and possibly as high as 50 mph near I-57.
Icy conditions can be expected on untreated roads.
*** Our Tom Kacich reports that this season's snow total in C-U is up to 42.1 inches, which ranks sixth all-time.