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Law enforcement warning drivers to take it slow

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(WGEM) — Residents are waking up to snow covered and slushy roads on Wednesday morning.

A crash overnight in Adams County has law enforcement urging drivers to take it slow.

Adams County Sheriff's Office said the slick roads caused a crash at the intersection of Ellington and North 60th Street.

Deputies responded to the incident just after midnight.

Deputies said the driver lost control of the vehicle and slid into a ditch.

He was taken to Blessing Hospital with rib injuries and is expected to recover.

A Semi also jackknifed Wednesday morning around 7:20 a.m. on North 60th and Highway 24 outside of Quincy. Traffic was slowed while crews worked to clear the road.

Quincy Central Services director Kevin McClean says trucks have been out since 2 a.m. and will continue to be out there through the shift change at 7 a.m.

He said be aware for slick spots in areas that are untreated at this time.

MoDOT is reminding drivers to that light snowfalls can be deceptive.

It doesn’t take much snow and ice to create slippery roads.

Officials say slow down and drive for the conditions, allow plenty of time, turn your headlights on, and if you should slide off the road, the safest place to wait for help is inside the vehicle with your seat belt on.

Iowa Department of transportation is reminding people to drive without cruise control in these conditions and keep your windshield clear of frost, snow, and ice.

Here are more resources for you as you head out the door:
School Closing and Delays
Road Conditions 
Weather Forecast and Towercams

Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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