Sangamon County has lifted the Level 1 Winter Weather Emergency, in effect at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. This declaration applies only to county highways. Dangerous wind chill temperatures are expected through Sunday. Residents are encouraged to take appropriate precautions before extended periods outdoors or traveling.
Sangamon County has declared a Level 1 Winter Weather Emergency in effect until further notice. The declaration applies only to county highways. Under a Level 1 Winter Weather Emergency, roadways are hazardous. Drivers may encounter blowing and drifting snow, and are encouraged to use caution.
Road conditions will be monitored throughout the evening and early morning hours. If necessary, the emergency level may be adjusted based upon those changing conditions. Notices will post to the Sangamon County Website (www.co.sangamon.il.us) and social media pages.
In addition, motorists are encouraged to access the Sangamon County Website and click on the quick link "Winter Weather County Highway Road Condition Map" to see the latest driving conditions on Sangamon County highways. Given the large geographic size of Sangamon County, not all areas of the county may be experiencing the same winter weather conditions. The map can provide more localized conditions, especially as the roads are treated and cleared.