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.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
Near Peru, snow plows were pulled off the roads.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Illinois State police and LaSalle County emergency management said crews were removing people from their cars by snowmobile.
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Heavy snow and high winds created hazardous conditions with poor visibility.