A snowstorm paralyzed highway traffic in Illinois, United States. Extremely challenging road conditions made it impossible to drive safely, which led to numerous accidents involving more than 100 vehicles in total.
Very difficult conditions for drivers. Traffic on the highway is paralyzed
As the Illinois Department of Transportation reported, the 30-kilometer section of the highway where the collision occurred in both directions was closed for several hours. Emergency services participated in this work, helping to remove cars from the road. Drivers deprived of transportation were taken to centers where they could warm up.
Weather warnings. Heavy snow, rain and strong winds
The weather in the United States is still turbulent. Alert messages were sent to more than 50 million Americans on Thursday, February 17th regarding weather forecasts. The warning was related to the possibility of heavy snow and rain. Strong winds also continued. The weather is changing so rapidly that local authorities are urging residents not to leave their homes and avoid non-essential travel.
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