More snow is on the way in central Illinois and local authorities are weighing in to make sure everyone makes it through safely.
Rain and snow will usher in snowfall that will result in several inches of accumulation by the morning hours Thursday and Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers reminds the public to use extreme caution if any travel is necessary, but advises staying home if travel is not necessary.
Whether it is this current weather event or future events, Chief Lowers implores the public to not use the DeWitt County dispatch center as an avenue for finding out road conditions. He points the public to gettingaroundillinois.com for the latest in road conditions reports.
Once the snow leaves the area, the first significant freeze of the winter will settle in on central Illinois for a short while as temperatures drop into the single digits and even below zero. Chief Lowers reminds pet owners to get any outdoor animals inside.
The Chief hopes the public will keep an eye on those elderly neighbors, friends and family members who may be shut in during these times and make sure they have heat sources that are reliable and plenty of water as well.