Sangamon County lifted the Level 1 Winter Weather Emergency on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 11:30 a.m.
Original Story 1/22/24
Sangamon County declared a Level 1 Winter Weather Emergency, effective immediately. 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 roadways may be icy. Drivers should use caution.
Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell stated, “Current road conditions in Sangamon County can be treacherous; The township and rural roads appear to be the worst. Residents should consider limiting travel unless it is necessary. If you become stuck or stranded, please wait inside your vehicle until help arrives.”
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.
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.