A mixture of sleet, freezing rain and snow moved through the Riverbend overnight creating some slick spots on area roadways according the Illinois Department of Transportation. With more winter precipitation in the forecast into the afternoon hours, IDOT recommends avoiding travel if at all possible. If you do have to venture out, IDOT officials remind you to practice safe driving habits, which include giving plows plenty of room to work, reducing speed and increasing following distance. 

You can find IDOT’s road conditions page by visiting http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm

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