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Collision alerts, parking bans issued as Central Illinois hit with heavy snow

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It would be a good idea to move your cars off the roads, and avoid going out at all if you can help it. 

The city of Peoria, Peoria County, McLean and Tazewell County have issued collision alerts on Saturday morning as the area is hit with several inches of heavy, wet snow. In Peoria, McLean and Tazewell counties, vehicles involved in accidents where no one is injured and the vehicles are drivable should exchange information and report the information to law enforcement within 48 hours after the collision alert ends. In the city of Peoria, drivers should report the accidents within 36 hours. 

The City of Bloomington has also issued a collision alert. Motorists who are uninjured and can drive their vehicles should report those crashes to the Bloomington Police Department within 5 days. 

The Town of Normal has also implemented a parking ban on streets from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. Cars must be moved into a driveway, garage or parking lot for the duration of the parking ban so snow plows can get through. The City of Washington has also enacted a parking ban. 

"The Snow Fighters are back at it after a short period of decent weather.  The crew has been out since the overnight hours plowing and treating the arterial streets.  With the forecast calling for additional rain and snow this afternoon and into this evening, we will remain out on the streets until further notice," said Peoria Assistant Public Works Director Sie Maroon in an early Saturday morning update on city road conditions. 

The Winter Weather Advisory will end at 10 p.m. in Peoria. 

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