Rockford Scanner™: Slippery Roads, Rockford Begun Salting. Winter Weather Advisory

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UPDATE:  Numerous accidents are being reported this morning. Several rollover accidents. Several accidents are reporting injuries.

The Ogle County & Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has responded to multiple vehicle crashes and vehicles in the ditch on I-39, I-90, 251, Bypass and Business 20 this morning. Please continue to use caution while traveling.

Be careful if you are traveling this morning. We been told the roads are starting to become slippery. So please slow down and turn your head lights on. We been told there have already been several minor accidents being reported.

Remember we are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 pm tonight.

The city of Rockford has begun salting the main roads.

Arterial Salting
February 20, 2019 – ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford Public Works Department began salting Arterial Routes at 5:00 AM today.

Decisions about further deployment will be made, as needed, according to developing conditions.

Citizens are urged to follow at a safe distance behind snowplows. This will prevent the salt that is being spread from hitting your vehicle and the added distance also allows a driver room to back up if needed.

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

When we are not in a snow operation, we handle individual requests as needed.
Please contact us at 779-348-7260.

Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed, according to developing conditions.

The City of Rockford or its contractors are NOT responsible for plowing alley ways.


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