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Illinois drivers may need to lay off the gas on some interstate highways.

State transportation officials say last week's snow and bitter cold delayed crews who were supposed to be putting up the new 70- mile per hour signs.
     
It's part of the new state speed limit law that took effect on the first. I-DOT hoped to install about 900 new signs by January 17th, but storm recovery had to take "top priority".
     
Crews are now installing signs, but asking drivers not to hit 70 until those are posted.