Drivers Urged to Use Caution as High Winds Hit Stateline

Familiar combination of high winds, blowing snow, and bitter cold hitting area again.
UPDATE:  A wind chill warning was issued at 3pm on Wednesday.

ROCKFORD -- Here we go again.  High winds along with bitter cold temperatures are making travel tricky in open areas.  That's partly because blowing snow is making parts of many rural roads and highway snow covered and slick.

A pickup hauling a camper trailer was reportedly blown off of I-39 Wednesday afternoon, landing both in a ditch.

As the temperature drops to negative numbers overnight, our 17th below zero day this winter, and with wind chills approaching -30, police advise motorists to make sure they are equipped to deal with the cold should their vehicle crash or otherwise become disabled -- and of course just stay home if possible.

For more on the developing weather situation including a wind chill advisory overnight, click on the link below.

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