CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Tollway is mobilizing all 192 snowplows in response to the snowfall that is expected to continue through Monday.
In addition to using all available snowplows, a staff of more than 200 people per shift will ensure that the roadways are clear of ice and snow, according to a statement from the Illinois Tollway. Any temporary lane closures over the weekend have been cancelled to help with traffic flow.
“The safety of motorists on the Tollway system is always our top priority, but we take additional precautions in the winter months to make sure our customers get to their destinations safely,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov in a statement. “Our Snow Operations team is ready to respond to this snowfall and we ask that customers do their part by slowing down, allowing plenty of extra time to reach their destinations and giving Tollway snowplows the room they need to clear the roads.”
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