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Freezing Rain Advisory
Statement as of 03:45 AM EST die 21o November, anno 2014

...Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 10 PM CST /11 PM EST/ this evening to 6 am CST /7 am EST/ Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory...which is in effect from 10 PM CST this evening to 6 am CST Saturday.

* Timing...scattered freezing rain showers will develop late this evening and continue into the overnight hours before air and pavement temperatures gradually rise above freezing toward sunrise Saturday morning.

* Ice to locally two tenths of an inch.

* Other impacts...roads will become ice covered and travel will extremely hazardous on untreated roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:00 am CST on November 21, 2014

...This is winter weather preparedness week...

When a snow or ice storm is expected to affect any part of your travel is an important question to ask yourself: do I really need to make this trip? If the answer is no...then dont go. Keep in mind that the weather may be okay in your town...but hazardous winter driving conditions could exist only a few miles away.

If you must travel out of town and dangerous winter weather conditions are expected along any part of your Route...make sure your Gas Tank is full and you have a complete winter emergency kit in your vehicle before departing. Be sure to tell your family or friends where you are going...the roads you will be taking...and your time of arrival.

Do not panic if you become stranded on the Road during a winter storm. Call someone on your cell phone and let them know you are stranded. Do not try to walk to safety; stay in your vehicle. Attach a cloth to your car antenna or window to indicate you need help. Turn on the dome light and flashers to make your vehicle more noticeable.

The Department of Transportation also reminds you to be on the lookout for snow plows this winter. If the plow is coming toward you...allow plenty of room for it to pass. If you approach a snowplow from the rear...pass with care...and only when you can see the Road ahead of the plow.

For more information visit www.Dot.State.IL.US or www.In.Gov/indot and www.Ready.Gov/winter-weather.

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