It’s going to get progressively worse on Chicago area roads this afternoon and evening as the winter’s first snowstorm moves through, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said it’s ready to keep highways as clear as possible.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports one northwest suburb was using some new techniques to help drivers stay safe on the roads.
Where do you store 900 tons of road salt when all your storage space is already full? That’s a question officials in west suburban Montgomery will have to answer in the next couple months.
City officials want Chicagoans to know they are ready for snow, even if the snow isn’t yet ready to fall.
A new report says road salt is to blame for the failure of crossing gates and warning lights Monday morning at the site where two cars hit a stopped train.
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