CHICAGO (CBS) — Heavy snow left motorists stranded in western Illinois, forcing police to use snowmobiles to rescue people trapped in their cars, officials reported via social media.

U.S. Route 6 was closed between Interstate 180 and the town of Princeton, which is west of LaSalle County.

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Near Peru, snow plows were pulled off the roads.

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Illinois State police and LaSalle County emergency management said crews were removing people from their cars by snowmobile.

There were reports of snow drifts has high has four feet.

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Heavy snow and high winds created hazardous conditions with poor visibility.