As waves of freezing rain, sleet and snow continue to push through the Riverbend transportation officials are urging motorists to avoid travel if possible. The mixed precipitation and plummeting temperatures can make combating this type of weather system a challenge for road crews. The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a "No Travel Advisory" and Illinois Department of Transportation Engineer Joe Monroe says you shouldn't travel unless it's necessary.
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Monroe says IDOT has moved their generators, chainsaws and chains around the entire area to make sure they can handle anything the storm throws at them. He also reminds that it doesn't take much ice to create hazardous conditions on roadways and asks those who have to travel today to be patient and exercise caution by giving road crews plenty of room to work