A salt truck heads down Homer Adams Parkway in Alton. Slick roads this morning caused about 29 crashes in the area.
Ice on the roads this morning was giving Illinois State Police a run for their money.
ISP Master Sgt. Will White said District 11 (which consists of five counties, including Madison) police have been working since midnight.
White said ISP responded to 29 crashes in the district since 5 a.m.
“We’re not having any problems now since the temperature’s gone up,” White said.
Illinois Department of Transportation officials said ice on roads was making some areas pretty slick.
“The rain came down and washed the chemicals” used to help with clearing the ice on the roads, said Joe Monroe, Illinois Department of Transportation District 8 operations engineer. District 8 consists of 11 counties, including Madison.
Monroe said IDOT had to go out and re-spray the chemicals.
“It was like a spring thunderstorm in some areas,” he said, adding Jersey, Calhoun, Greene and northern Madison counties had rainfall throughout the day.
Here's how the rest of the week's forecast is shaping up:
TUESDAY: Sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 7 to 14 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
THURSDAY: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
FRIDAY: Sunny, with a high near 51. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.