Numerous accidents have been reported today.
City began salting around noon today.
Countless accidents have been reported today, due to the very slippery road conditions.
Many vehicles in ditches, many have crashed. Emergency personnel were going from car to car to check each and every vehicle that crashed to see if everyone was OK.
Most of them were no injuries or non life threatening injuries that were reported.
The accidents were all over Winnebago County. Officials advised citizens to avoid Alpine earlier today. We have gotten tons of reports of accidents on: 251, Swanson, Bridge st, I-90, I39, US 20 and Bypass 20, Perryville, State st, Willard, Auburn, Meridian, Main, Rt 2, Harlem, Bell School, Mulford, Alpine, Pierpont, Montague, Falcon, Prairie Hill, Forest Hills, Roscoe rd, Granite, Klinger, Broadway, Riverside, Orth, Union st, Mccurry, Latham,Springfield, 11th, Simpson, Mill, Beltline, Otto, Chestnut, Reimer, Gardner, 17th, Etc… The list keeps going as the day goes on.
From the ISP: SLOW DOWN. The roads are slick. We have handled several crashes this morning already.
Follow at a safe distance and reduce speed.
According to the city website:
THE CITY OF ROCKFORD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED A CITYWIDE SNOW EMERGENCY BEGINNING TODAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019, AT 12:00 PM. THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DEEMS IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY. UPDATES TO THE SNOW EMERGENCY WILL BE PROVIDED AT APPROPRIATE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE STORM.
STREET DIVISION EMPLOYEES WILL CONTINUE SALTING AND PLOWING ARTERIAL STREETS . CONTRACTORS WILL BEGIN PLOWING RESIDENTIAL STREETS AT 12:00 PM. DECISIONS ABOUT FURTHER DEPLOYMENT WILL BE MADE AS NEEDED.
THE CITY OF ROCKFORD OR ITS CONTRACTORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PLOWING ALLEY WAYS.
THE ODD/EVEN PARKING IS IN EFFECT SO THAT THE PLOWS CAN SAFELY GO DOWN THE STREETS. THE NEXT DAY WHEN THE PARKING CHANGES TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, THE PLOWS MAY OR MAY NOT RETURN TO CLEAR THE OTHER SIDE. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE FROM THE STREET. IF UNABLE TO, PLEASE OBSERVE THE ODD/EVEN PARKING.
EFFECTIVE AS OF 12:00 PM TODAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019, CARS SHOULD BE PARKED ON THE ODD NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
AS OF 8:00 AM TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 12, 2019, CARS ARE TO BE PARKED ON THE EVEN NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
CARS PARKED IN VIOLATION OF THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE TICKETED.
Any issues call 779-348-7260
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