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Drifting snow cuts visibility, avoid unnecessary travel: ISP

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Drifting snow on the highway. (Jeff Schoeling) Drifting snow on the highway. (Jeff Schoeling)
Whiteout conditions Sunday at 11 a.m. southbound Route 251, driving from Mendota to Peru. (Tammy Glore) Whiteout conditions Sunday at 11 a.m. southbound Route 251, driving from Mendota to Peru. (Tammy Glore)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Illinois State Police cautioned motorists to avoid unnecessary travel Sunday as blowing snow was creating areas of zero visibility on some roads across the state.

The snowdrifts were making for particularly hazardous conditions in Will, Grundy and Kendall counties, including Interstate 57 and Interstate 55 south of Interstate 80, state police said.

Wind gusts of up to 35 mph were creating problems on Interstate 57 in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties as well, police said.

Other areas experiencing significantly reduced visibility and dangerous ice include Illinois routes 47 and 17, as well as any secondary roadways bordered by open areas, which police said are prone to drifting conditions.

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