There were reports of dozens of accidents, traffic not moving at all and many drivers ended up stranded for long periods of time because of icy conditions that quickly made roadways impossible to travel on. With temperatures below freezing, the light freezing rain led to very slick conditions on roadways throughout the area. There were reports of traffic stopped for hours on Interstate 70 last night, as there were accidents, vehicles off the roadway and others that just simply could not travel on the icy road. In the City of Vandalia, Mayor Rick Gottman asked that motorist stay off the roadways unless it was an emergency to allow city crews to be able to salt the streets. The Vandalia Police Department reports handling 14 accidents between 6 pm and 11:30 pm due to the icy road conditions. Crews have had the opportunity to get salt on the roads and temperatures have gotten above freezing overnight, but roadways throughout the region will remain rough this morning.