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Expect police presence for holiday travel

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People across the area have begun planning their holiday travels. But be careful, roads are expected to be a lot more crowded these next couple of weeks.

Not only will the roads be packed with other holiday travelers, but Illinois State Police expect to have more patrols out this season. They will enforce several new programs designed to highlight traffic safety and focus on seatbelt and speeding violations.

"A lot of people traveling for Thanksgiving, so we just want to remind people to take that extra precautions, watch your speed, weather is getting poor," said Master Sgt. Carl Heintz. "We're not use to those slippery surfaces quit yet."

State Police will also be on the look out for intoxicated drivers, so make sure you have a designated sober driver when traveling.

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