car in ditch I-72 east

A car entered the median on I-72 East Sunday morning near mile post 156. The Illinois State Police issued a travel advisory due to continued snowfall. 

DECATUR -- Sunday morning's snow made for slow-going traffic early on Christmas Eve.

Illinois State Police issued winter weather travel advisory Sunday morning. Illinois State Police District 10 officials reminded motorists to take precautions as they travel this weekend.

Police scanner traffic indicated a few accidents by mid-morning Sunday, including some motorists sliding into ditches on highways.

The travel advisory covers Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermilion Counties. 

The National Weather Service in Lincoln stated between two and six inches of snow is possible. accumulations on the roadways are possible and slick spots are likely, especially on untreated roadways, overpasses, bridges, and ramps.

Police officials urge motorists to drive with caution, increase following distances, and to allow extra travel time to get to their final destinations.

Stranded motorists are encouraged to remain inside their vehicles with their seat belt on and wait for first responders to arrive. Motorists involved in accidents that do not require emergency assistance may file a crash report within 10 days by reporting it with the law enforcement agency within those jurisdictional boundaries.

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