Blistering weather causes dangerous driving conditions

By WEEK Producer

December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 9, 2013 at 4:27 AM CDT

A traffic collision alert is in effect in the city of Peoria, Peoria County, and the city of East Peoria.

Snowy, slick roads make for dangerous driving conditions across Central Illinois.

The wintry weather caught many off guard, leading to numerous reports of accidents.

Officers only respond to hit and run accidents, accidents with injuries, and those involving pedestrians hit by cars during a traffic collision alert.

Those involved in non-injury accidents and the cars are still drive-able, should exchange information and report it to police after the alert is over.

East Peoria residents have 36 hours to do so and Peoria residents have 48 hours.

This is just one accident Sunday night on I-74 near East Peoria.

Emergency crews worked to help a driver whose car slid into a ditch because of the winter road conditions.

Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce said there have not been any serious accidents.

The Peoria Public Works Department said snow plows are on routes treating the pavement as needed, but with temperatures dropping into the teens Sunday night, refreezing is a concern.

Drivers should plan for extra commute time Monday morning as roads may still be slick.