Danville- Winter storm Saturn is dumping inches of snow on Illinois and Indiana, which is slowing down travel for residents. The storm is expected to add another inch or two of snow and should stop by 3 a.m. Hundreds of Salt trucks will be out overnight to help with the morning commute.
Some motorists have been stranded in their cars for hours waiting to be rescued. Police cannot keep up with the amount of cars needing to be towed out of ditches and medians so they are postponing towing until the morning. Police are trying to respond as quickly as possible to emergencies. Accidents are causing road and lane closures throughout Indiana and Illinois. Twenty five m.p.h winds are causing snow drifts and making it difficult to see.
People are being asked to be extremely cautious while traveling or stay off the roads. Motorist need to bring an emergency kit with food, water, blankets, a first aid kit and a flashlight with them and use flashers to alert motorists.
The Danville area is expected to have three to six inches of snow once the storm is done. The snow should be out of the area by tomorrow and spring like weather in the fifties is expected by the weekend. Temperatures should reach the low thirties tomorrow with a few flurries. Motorists should leave early to arrive at their destinations safely. People should check for school and business closures before leaving in the morning. Pet owners should bring pets indoors and be cautious letting them outside without a leash.