With temperatures continuing to rise, Alton's Public Works Director is hopeful that road conditions will continue to improve throughout the afternoon. Bob Barnhart says that crews began treating area roads around 5 a.m. and had most throughfares in good shape by lunchtime.

He says that these situations are hard to prepare for.

 

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Barnhart says crews are now focusing efforts on side streets. He also encourages those who have to travel today to be patient and exercise caution by giving road crews plenty of room to work

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