Be prepared for winter weather today and tomorrow

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Winter weather will affect travel throughout the area today and tomorrow. The Illinois Department of Transportation will have crews out plowing and salting roads today and through the night, and will continue to do so until the storm system passes. Don't crowd the plow - please give our crews plenty of room to work.

Additional winter driving tips:

· Leave extra time for your trip, if driving is necessary during the storm

· Reduce your speed

· Give additional following distance when driving

· Make sure your gas tank is full

· Keep warm clothing and blankets in your car, in case you get stranded

Visit for Interstate travel conditions throughout the state.