News

National Guard Members Called to Help Stranded Drivers

National Guard Members Called to Help Stranded Drivers

Photo: clipart.com

Members of Illinois National Guard helped state police remove stranded vehicles from two central Illinois interstates after drivers were stuck on snowy roads for up to nine hours.

The Illinois National Guard says two guard soldiers — one from Decatur and one from Mattoon — were activated to help police, while another 13 were placed on standby Monday.

They helped authorities pull three cars and five semitrailers out of the snow on Interstates 57 and 70.

The stranded cars were blocking about 200 other vehicles, which had to wait for up to nine hours to get through the backup.

Parts of Illinois received 15 inches of snow before bitter temperatures set record lows in some areas.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 28

beatles

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

prince

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson gets brainy in ‘Lucy’

Lucy

A ridiculous premise doesn't have to sink a film, and Luc Besson's "Lucy" actually gets off to a solid start.