I-57 covered in 'black ice'; 60-plus slideoffs reported

ASHKUM — The Illinois State Police are advising motorist to be cautious while traveling this morning. 

Interstate 57 is covered in black ice throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties. More than 60 slide offs have been reported throughout the district and vehicles are continuing to slide off the roadway due to the black ice.  Secondary roads are also covered in black ice.

Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows.  Motorist should also be cautious, slow down, and move over for emergency vehicles assisting motorists on the roadways. 

The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination.  Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.  

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