Illinois State Police issue winter weather advisory

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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Thursday’s forecast for light snow across the greater St. Louis metropolitan area has authorities across the bi-state issuing safety reminders for drivers.

The Illinois State Police is asking drivers to keep the following winter weather safety tips in mind when behind the wheel:

  • Anticipate reduced visibility and watch for black ice when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and curves.
  • Avoid abrupt steering and braking and avoid tailgating by keeping a safe distance between vehicles.
  • Allow enough time for travel and advise others of travel itineraries.
  • Avoid unnecessary and sudden lane changes.
  • Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.
  • Always wear a safety belt and keep a charged cell phone handy.

You can monitor all weather-related accidents, delays, and road closures on Fox 2 Traffic page.