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home : news : north central illinois   April 29, 2016

3/1/2013 8:32:00 PM
Emergency crews shut down U.S. 34 after ice-induced crashes

Alicia LeGrand-Riniker
NewsTribune Reporter

MENDOTA — U.S. 34 west of Mendota near the Bureau County line was shutdown around 7 p.m. Friday night because of icy conditions that developed because of drifting snow, snow melt and dropping temperatures.

The conditions created black ice, which caused dangerous driving conditions for vehicles on the roadway.

Mendota police and fire departments responded to accident calls and Ramer Towing in Mendota confirmed it was was helping remove vehicles from the area.

Three Illinois Department of Transportation trucks were sent to spread salt on the roadway.

Icy conditions also were causing problems farther north in Lee and Ogle counties and north of Earlville.

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