Peoria Public Radio News
12:47 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Local and state transportation officials ready for winter

Salt storage facility at the Illinois Department of Transportation Morton Maintenance Yard.
Denise Molina-Weiger Peoria Public Radio

Local, county and state transportation officials say they are ready to combat snow and ice this winter on Illinois roads. But they all agree salt conservation will be important. David Haste is with the city of Peoria’s Public Works Department. He says cities across the state are spending more for salt this year following last year’s snowy winter.

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4:49 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

City of Peoria stretching its street salt

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:

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:38 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Peoria prepared for major snow storms

The City of Peoria was prepared to respond to  the area's first major snowfall that occurred Sunday. That’s the message from City Public Works Director Mike Rogers. He says the city has 30 plows ready to respond when needed:

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