Many of the main thoroughfares in the city have been cleared but areas of ice are still a concern. Some side streets remain snow packed this morning.
Jacksonville Police sergeant Adam Mefford says there weren’t many people on the roads overnight.
“We noticed traffic really slowed down overnight and it gave the road crews a chance to get out and actually get some of the snow cleaned up," says Mefford. "However, the roads are still pretty snow-packed in areas and there's patchy ice. I remind everyone to slow down and take their time. If they don't have to get out for anything, I would stay home and let the road crews get the roads cleaned up."
Morgan County deputy Tyler Aring says it’s slow-going on Morgan County’s country roads.
“They’re pretty snow-packed and hazardous still," says Aring. "The road crews are doing a pretty good job, but it still takes time."
The Illinois Department of Transportation is reporting Interstate 72 is ice and snow covered in Morgan and Scott Counties.
There were dozens of accidents and slide offs reported in West Central Illinois but dispatchers say no injuries were reported in Morgan, Scott, Greene and Cass Counties.
Freezing rain caused about 100 Ameren customers to lose power for a short time last night. The outages were scattered throughout Jacksonville last night. Ameren says all customers should have power restored.
The WLDS-WEAI Reporting Station recorded 5 inches of snow yesterday. There was also about 1/10th of an inch of ice that fell on top of the snow overnight.
The National Weather Service says Woodson and Winchester received 7 inches of snow.
The forecast for the weekend looks dry before another chance of rain and snow on Monday.