winter http://peoriapublicradio.org en City of Peoria stretching its street salt http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-peoria-stretching-its-street-salt <div>The City of Peoria has used more than 10,000 tons of salt so far this winter season. City Streets manager David Haste says there’s enough salt to last through the rest of the season. But he says his staff are trying to make the salt go further:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:49:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19105 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City of Peoria stretching its street salt Peoria’s second snowiest winter on record http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-s-second-snowiest-winter-record <div>This winter is the second snowiest on record for the Peoria-area. The National Weather Service says the area has received more than 47 inches so far. That’s about 5.5 inches less than the highest recorded snowfall three years ago. &nbsp;Kirk Huettl is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lincoln. He says this winter is irregular for the region:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:43:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19104 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria’s second snowiest winter on record Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-students-heading-russia-olympic-games <div>Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month. &nbsp;Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games. &nbsp;Students in the communications department do everything from front-line tasks to production jobs for NBC. Paul Gulliford chairs Bradley’s Communications Department. He says the students had in-depth training during the time they were preparing for the interviews with NBC for the slots:</div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games State Police stress driver safety following winter snowfall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-police-stress-driver-safety-following-winter-snowfall <p></p><div>Winter weather means drivers need to take their time, plan ahead, and give fellow travelers enough room to move. &nbsp;That’s the message from Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce. &nbsp;He says some drivers can cause accidents by crowding other cars of snow plows in winter weather:</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:23:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16144 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Police stress driver safety following winter snowfall Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ameren-expects-slightly-lower-gas-bills-winter <p></p><div>Ameren Illinois customers can expect their gas bills to drop slightly this winter. &nbsp;The company says customers on average paid 57-cents per therm during the 2012-2013 heating season. &nbsp;The price is expected to drop as low as 53-cents per therm through the cold winter months this year.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:49:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter