Storm causes 100-car pileup on US highway (VIDEOS) — Analysis
Police urged drivers to stay at home amid “blizzard like conditions” in Illinois
Illinois experienced wintery conditions on Thursday. “blizzard like conditions” “poor visibility,”Police advised that I-39 was closed due to multiple collisions involving more than 100 cars.
Illinois State Police tweeted that they were responding. The situation caused the 30 mile stretch between Normal and Minonk to stop for 30 minutes. Multiple-vehicle collisions plagued the highway. “hazardous travel conditions.”
Police advised drivers to be at work by 6:00 a.m. to return safely to their homes after the storm. “avoid any travel”Until conditions are better after the six-inch snowfall in the region.
Social media images and video footage show the terrible pile-ups that occurred on this route. Cars and trucks collided along treacherous roads. We don’t know if the drivers sustained injuries in these collisions.
“We are diligently working to ensure motorists are safely escorted from the area to warming centers,”Illinois State Police stated that they had closed the southbound road in an effort to remove snow and debris so drivers could travel safely again.
On Thursday, Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Matt McCormick said that “numerous crashes and whiteout conditions are making travel extremely dangerous if not impossible.”
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