IDOT preparing roads for next winter storm

IDOT preparing roads for next winter storm

A Deptartment of Transportation plow and sanding truck heads up Paseo del Norte in Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday, Nov.24, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M., after a winter storm hit New Mexico over the weekend making driving difficult. A large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the southwest Sunday as it slowly churned east ahead of Thanksgiving. (AP Photos/Albuquerque Journal, Jim Thompson) THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN OUT

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM

 

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Transportation says most of the primary roads in the state have been cleared after a winter storm.

Transportation officials said Friday that crews have turned their attention to shoulders, turn lanes, ramps and intersections. They're also starting to prepare for another winter storm due in Illinois over the weekend.

IDOT has about 1,700 trucks assigned to snow duty across the state. They also have nearly 3,700 full and part-time employees handling storm cleanup.

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