Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Issues Reminder on Abandoned Vehicles During Snowstorms


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Kankakee County, IL – As winter storms intensify, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office reiterates important guidelines regarding abandoned vehicles. During severe snowstorms, tow services often face overwhelming demands or hazardous conditions that delay vehicle recovery. 

The Sheriff’s Office advises the public to recognize neon-colored tape or tow stickers on vehicles as indicators that the vehicle has been checked and is unoccupied, thus avoiding unnecessary stops to offer help.

According to the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, in situations where a vehicle is stranded due to a breakdown or a minor accident during a snowstorm, the safest course of action is to remain inside the vehicle, if possible. This is especially crucial when the vehicle is positioned safely away from traffic. 

The office emphasizes the importance of contacting emergency services immediately while staying in the car for optimal safety. This protocol aims to streamline emergency response during winter storms, allowing responders to focus on urgent calls for service.


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