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Winter weather causes slippery morning commute

Crash at US 136 and 750E Roads
Crash at US 136 and 750E
Illinois 41 just North of US 136 McDonough County
Illinois 41 just North of US 136 McDonough County
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A bus on its side, located on the blacktop between Beverly and Baylis, Illinois, was reported to dispatchers just after 7 a.m.

(WGEM) — Tri-State residents woke up to snow and slippery road conditions Tuesday morning.

Multiple slide-offs were reported during the morning commute across the Tri-States. Including a school bus that slid off on its side in Adams County.

Illinois State Police reported slide-offs on Illinois 41 and a crash at US 136 and 750E.

ISP warned drivers that roads were getting slick and urged drivers to slow down.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Tri-States to begin late Tuesday afternoon.

WGEM StormTrak Weather Meteorologist Whitney Williams said some of these advisories will begin at 3 p.m. and some at 6 p.m. A second storm system will impact the Tri-States starting late Tuesday afternoon going into Wednesday. The precipitation may initially start off as rain or a rain/snow mix but will quickly transition back to snow around 6 p.m.

The Missouri Department of Transportation also issued a warning to drivers for Wednesday morning's commute.

MoDOT officials stated, "a chance for snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning could impact Wednesday morning commutes in sections of the state. This is an unpredictable winter system, and freezing road temperatures could produce slick spots making travel hazardous."

Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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