If you’re travelling this weekend, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) reminds you to plan ahead for winter conditions and “know before you go.”
According to the OurQuadCities.com Weather Team and the National Weather Service (NWS), rain and snow is likely throughout the Midwest, making travel dangerous at times. State and local emergency officials urge the public to take time now to prepare your family, home and vehicle for everything from a dusting of snow to a major winter storm.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) reminds motorists to stay vigilant as winter weather conditions continue into the holiday weekend and refrain from driving during inclement weather, unless it is essential. If you must drive, plan ahead, leave early and drive slowly to get to your destination safety. Winter road conditions are unpredictable, and a crash could happen at any time. If you slide off the road, stay inside your vehicle and call 911. If you approach an emergency vehicle with its l ights activated or a disabled vehicle with flashing lights, slow down and move over.
Additionally, check in with these area traffic cameras to see current road conditions:
Centennial Bridge (2 cameras)
4th Ave Moline
I-74 Iowa into Illinois
Middle Road in Bettendorf
West Davenport timelapse