PLAINFIELD – As the temperatures continue to drop, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel is encouraging drivers to utilize the winter road conditions map on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website. Senator Meg Loughran Cappel

“During the winter months, let’s make sure we are careful and patient when driving in hazardous weather,” said Cappel (D-Shorewood). “Being aware of the weather and road conditions can keep you and your loved ones safe.” is available on your computer and optimized for smartphones. The site includes the ability to identify and zoom in on a location, travel route or destination on a state map. The map is updated frequently through a cloud-based system to provide a general overview on IDOT-maintained highways.

“This resource gives drivers a heads up to take precautions on the roads,” Cappel said. “Residents should view the map before any trips this winter so everyone can stay safe when traveling.”

The road conditions map averages more than 2.5 million page views during snow-and-ice season, featuring a color scheme of pinks and blues to differentiate from the red, yellow and green of traffic congestion reporting, as well as to increase accessibility for those who have difficulty distinguishing colors.

For more information and to view the map, visit

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