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ITASCA - As the temperatures drop, State Senator Diana Pappas is encouraging drivers to utilize the winter road conditions map on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website.

“Ahead of the upcoming winter storm, drivers need to be aware of road conditions before traveling,” said Pappas (D-Itasca). “Using this map from IDOT can allow folks to take precautions before their drive, which can prevent crashes and road delays altogether.”

GettingAroundIllinois.com is available on your computer and optimized for smartphones. The site includes the ability to identify and zoom in on a location, travel route or destination on a state map. The map is updated frequently through a cloud-based system to provide a general overview on IDOT-maintained highways

“The weather in Illinois can change suddenly and this online tool is really helpful and updates often,” said Pappas. “I encourage all individuals to view this map before any trips this winter so everyone can stay safe on the roads, especially this weekend with the coming snowstorm.”

The road conditions map averages more than 2.5 million page views during snow-and-ice season, featuring a color scheme of pinks and blues to differentiate from the red, yellow and green of traffic congestion reporting, as well as to increase accessibility for those who have difficulty distinguishing colors.

For more information and to view the map, visit https://www.gettingaroundillinois.com/.

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District Office
400 W Lake St., Suite 200
Roselle, IL 60172
(224) 353-6130

Springfield Office
122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706 
(217) 782-9463

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