Vehicle Fire/Traffic Backed Up For Miles

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Around 4 pm today several Rockford Scanner fans said there was a major traffic backup on I-39. There is a vehicle on fire near I-36 and Mcneal near Monroe Center. This is believed to be the cause of the traffic backup, but not confirmed. Avoid I-39 or expect delays



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Traffic Alert Near Roscoe

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Rockford Scanner Fan Laura Kraman :
“Hello, I was wondering if you could put a message out for me. My company AMS will be doing road work the next 3 days (Wed, Thurs and Friday) on Willowbrook Rd between Elevator and McCurry, then McCurry and Rockton Rd. We wanted to ask drivers to be cautious of the workers. Thank you.”




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TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree Removal Causing Traffic Issue in Rockford

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Effective Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM, the City of Rockford Street Division will be closing Crosby St. between Summit St. and Regan St. for tree removal operations.  The closure will be effective during the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Work is expected to take approximately 4 hours.

The City of Rockford Forestry Division appreciates your cooperation during this time and will work to reopen the roadway as expeditiously as possible




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Construction Causing Major Traffic Jam In Winnebago County

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Avoid taking the bypass today and for awhile. They are doing construction overnights and have closed off some on ramps. They plan on opening up the ramps around 10 am today. And 8 am in the future. This is causing a huge traffic jam and traffic is backed up for miles. So please avoid taking the bypass, unless you feel like sitting in a traffic jam for awhile.  No word on how long the construction project will last.




 

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106 Vehicles Stopped During Traffic Detail In Rockford

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The Rockford Police Traffic Investigation Unit and Community Services Officers conducted a traffic enforcement detail in the areas of Charles Street from 9th Street to Parkside Drive, Broadway from 9th Street to Alpine Road, Longwood Street from Crosby Street to Chamberlain Street, and Whitman Street from North Main to Avon Street, to raise awareness of safety-related traffic violations and to reduce the overall number of and severity of crashes in these areas.

These areas were selected based on data intelligence noting an increased number of injury-crash hotspots.
Officers conducted 106 vehicle stops during a two-day period, the results of which are as follows:
21 warnings
97 Speed-related citations
5 Cell phone usage citations
6 Insurance violations
4 Registration violations
2 Seat belt violations
6 Driver’s license violations
2 Sign/Signal violations
1 Window tint violation
The Rockford Police will continue to perform traffic details and remind drivers to help prevent fatalities and reduce injuries on the roadways by obeying the rules of the road at all times.

 




 

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Water Valve Repair Causing Traffic Issues in Rockford

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ROCKFORD – Beginning Wednesday November 2, the Water Division will be repairing the water valve in the 1500 block of Nelson Blvd. Nelson Blvd will be closed at 15th Ave to all traffic heading northbound.

Proper traffic controls will be in place, and citizens are encouraged to use an alternate route.  The driving public is to use extreme caution when near work zone.

Work is expected to last up to one to three (1-3) business days.

 




 

 

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70 Pounds Marijuana Seized, Winnebago County Police





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Winnebago County police said: “Deputy Fey, K9 Diego and ISP Officer located 70 pounds of marijuana on a traffic stop.”

They did not give any specific details, other than that




 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Police Warn About Farm Equipment On Roadway

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind drivers that fall harvest season is starting and there will be some heavy equipment on the roadway. Please be respectful and cautious of these slow moving vehicles.
A few rural road safety considerations:
*Slow down as soon as you spot a piece of farm equipment. In fact, if you see something ahead that is neither car nor truck, slow down–at least until you have identified the object.
*Watch for hand signals. Just because a tractor veers right does not mean the operator is pulling over for you to pass. The sheer size of farm equipment often dictates the necessity of wide turns–hence the veer right. If a tractor operator is signaling you to wait, trust him. He has a much higher vantage point than you.
*Be aware of the triangular Slow-moving-Vehicle (SMV) sign. Only use SMV signs on slow moving vehicles, not to mark driveways or for other non-vehicular uses. Not only are these actions illegal in many areas, they devalue the purpose of SMV signs, putting producers at risk when moving equipment.
*Watch for flashing amber lights. This type of light often marks the far right and left of farm equipment. Also watch for reflective tape marking extremities and sides of equipment.
*Do not speed past farm machinery. Even when you may pass safely and legally, the turbulence created by your vehicle may cause the machinery to sway and become unstable.
*Do not pull out in front of slow moving vehicle and then slow suddenly. A tractor pulling a grain cart does not have the maneuverability of a car. Did I mention size? Make sure you have ample space to pass. As with any passing operation, check the rear-view mirror before returning to your travel lane.
*Do not expect equipment to run partly on the road shoulders. Driving with one set of wheels on the pavement and one set on loose-surfaced shoulders substantially increases the risk of overturn or other accident.



 

 

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Traffic Alert on Rockford East Side

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from approximately 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, the City of Rockford Public Works Department will reduce westbound traffic to one lane on Spring Creek at Bradley Rd for the purpose of a tree removal.

Traffic control will be in place however citizens may want to consider using an alternate route during this time. Citizens are urged to use caution when travelling through all work zones.

 







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Traffic Alert on Rockford’s East Side

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Monday, September 12, 2016 from approximately 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM, the City of Rockford Public Works Department will close the curbside lane northbound on Highcrest Rd. at Spring Creek Rd. This lane reduction is for the purpose of tree removal.

Traffic control will be in place however citizens may want to consider using an alternate route during this time.  Citizens are urged to use caution when travelling through all work zones.







 

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