State, Local Officials Urge Winter Driving Safety

Dec 1, 2015

The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging motorists to take special steps this winter to stay safe.  I-DOT workers in Central Illinois treat 4,300 miles of roadway with special salt treatments before and during snowfall. Jennifer Rudzinski is with I-DOT. She says drivers need to give plow-operators enough space on the roadway:

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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.

City of Peoria stretching its street salt

Feb 17, 2014

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:

Peoria prepared for major snow storms

Dec 9, 2013

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: