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January 7, 2014

Winter whallops area with snow, cold

(Continued)

Weather-related closures were already extending into today in some cases, with Danville Area Community College, Danville District 118, Catlin, Westville, Hoopeston and Oakwood schools and the outpatient clinics at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health System in Danville announcing they would be closed today.

After shutting down services Monday, Danville Mass Transit announced it would be open today, but would not offer its services to outlying areas, including the Georgetown and Danville-Champaign routes as well as its evening service.

Road conditions remained hazardous at best well into the day Monday. Illinois State Police at District 10 in Pesotum issued a statement mid-morning Monday, confirming state routes, U.S. routes and county/township roads impassable. Interstate 74 was listed as dangerous with snow-packed drifts and icy patches. The statement was a continuation of state police determinations early Sunday night.

Conditions had improved slightly in Vermilion County by mid-afternoon Monday, with a report from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicating that Illinois Route 1 and U.S. Route 150 were open. All other primary roads, however, still were considered closed.

Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Dennis Wood said travel was difficult Monday with deputies fielding a number of calls for stranded motorists and vehicles off the road.

“People are trying to venture out and they’re not doing so well,” he said. “A lot of main roads are starting to get open, but we’re seeing them drift right back shut again.”

Wood said many townships were telling the sheriff’s department that plowing would not continue until Monday’s winds calmed.

“I’m not depending on anyone plowing until the winds die down,” he said.

Vermilion County Highway Engineer Doug Staske said his trucks were out on county roads making headway Monday. As a testament to the bad road conditions, he said some of his personnel were called in Sunday night to help the sheriff’s department assist stranded motorists in the southern end of the county.

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