State Police respond to 16 crashes in metro-east, no injuries reported

News-DemocratFebruary 14, 2014 

The small amount of snow and sleet that fell across the metro-east Friday caused slick roadways, and the Illinois State Police responded to 16 crashes in the region, but no injuries were reported.

"There were no serious crashes," said Illinois State Police MSgt. Craig Campbell. "We've had 16 crashes since 9 this morning. They are all relatively minor."

Less than an inch of snow, sleet and freezing rain accumulated in Belleville on Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of flurries Saturday afternoon with a high of 30 expected under cloudy skies. Overnight, the low will drop to 24. On Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 39.

The warm-up expected for this weekend has been pushed back to Monday when the high is expected to reach 50. By the middle of next week the temperature is expected to push into the 60s.

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