BLOOMINGTON — Police are warning of slick roads, particularly in the Twin Cities, as 2015's first blast of winter weather hit Central Illinois with rain and freezing temperatures.
Normal officers reported slick spots throughout town Saturday morning. McLean County Sheriff's Department said several cars had slid into ditches, but caused no injuries.
Illinois State Police at Pontiac reported clear roads and no accidents in their north-central district.
The storm system was expected to produce ice along and north of the Bloomington-Peoria line, according a notice Friday from the National Weather Service.
Precipitation was expected to last through Saturday, "becoming all rain after 9 a.m." but dropping close to 27 tonight. Light snow is likely.
Sunday's high was forecast near 27, with wind 16 to 21 mph and gusts as high as 26 mph, but no precipitation expected.