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Crews continue to clear roads after Sunday snow storm

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Today's drive could be a tough one for many local drivers, while some slick conditions still remain as crews continue to plow roads.

Conditions didn't get much better in the overnight hours, as more snow fell and ice lead to some slick spots. Snowfall totals ranged from 5-8 inches in many parts of the Tri-States, with heavier accumulations between 9-11 inches in some southern and far eastern parts of the viewing area.

"It's a little slippery outside, I just learn to drive slow," said Chris Thomas.

That's exactly what Deputy Sheriff Kevin Douglas of the Adams County Sheriff's Office said drivers should be doing as you make your commute. 

"Travel at a safe speed. Even if the speed limit says 55 and you don't feel that 55 is the proper speed, then you should travel probably 40-45 miles an hour," said Douglas.

Douglas said motorists should take that advice seriously because the roads can be slick.

"We've seen numerous vehicles slide off the road due to slick spots off the county roads or the highways where they've not been treated yet or haven't been plowed through," said Douglas.

 Douglas said drivers need to be extra cautious if they have to go out.

"If you're traveling at night it is more dangerous because you don't know what's on the roadways. It might look and appear that the roadway is clear, there's slick spots. That black ice they talk about that you could hit a patch of black ice and not have any control over your vehicle," said Douglas. 

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