Troopers respond to dozens of crashes

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Illinois State Police

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Illinois State Police responded to 26 crashes Monday as a high-impact winter weather event began to hit central Illinois.

Troopers with District 9, headquartered in Sangamon County, took 14 calls for service That includes several side-offs as ramps, bridges, and parts of some roadways are slick, an ISP spokesperson says.

District 9 were called out to 19 traffic crashes. Five of those had injuries, according to ISP.

They were located along I-55 at Williamsville, at Sangamon Avenue in Springfield, and a half mile north of Illinois Route 104. Additionally, at least one person was hurt each in crashes on Old Route 54 west of Farley Road and Illinois Route 29 just north of Memory Lane.

District 9 has also handled seven crashes Monday morning, with one involving at least one injury and a commercial vehicle. It happened on I-57 about 4 miles north of Mattoon.

ORIGINAL POST: CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Illinois State Police (ISP) are at the scene of several crashes Monday as some roadways are turning slick because of icy weather.

Troopers with District 9, headquartered in Sangamon County, have gotten 10 calls for service. That includes several side-offs as ramps, bridges, and parts of some roadways are slick, an ISP spokesperson says.

District 9 has also handled two crashes Monday morning. Troopers say no one was hurt in either.

The two collisions were reported on southbound I-55 at East Lake Shore Drive, and northbound I-55 at Toronto Road.

Troopers in District 10, headquartered in Champaign County, say they’ve gotten two calls for service and have no reported crashes.

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