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Snow makes it hard on Quincy drivers, even harder on law enforcement

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

As snow piled up in Quincy Thursday, low visibility made it hard for drivers on their way home from work and even harder on law enforcement.

Quincy police said they became so flooded with calls that they couldn't keep up.

"We're getting primarily minor accidents, stalled vehicles," QPD officer Kris Billingsley said.

Billingsley said with the amount of calls the department received, it took longer for officers to respond.

"Our response time is probably a little bit slower than it may be so just be patient with us, we'll get to you as soon as we can," Billingsley said.

While some officers were responding to accidents, others were helping drivers maneuver through the snow.

Quincy road crews had all hands on deck, trying to get the roads cleared, but some drivers just couldn't get their traction.

"We were going very, very slow, under 20 mph and it was fine until the person ahead of me braked. I didn't hit her but the car behind me, got me," Quincy driver Laura Obert said.

Obert says she ventured out Thursday to stop at the grocery store. She said she wasn't expecting it to get as bad as it did, and in such a short amount of time.

"It's not visible once out," Obert said. "I mean, you can see ahead of you a little ways but not to distance, or see anything, no."

Obert says from one driver to another, just be alert and go slow because it just takes a split second for an accident to happen.

Billingsley also says they will have officers out assisting drivers for as long as needed.

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