The Illinois Department of Transportation is keeping a close eye on a winter storm coming in this weekend, and preparing for the worst. While the forecast will likely change between now and the time the precipitation begins Friday, Joe Monroe says ice is a big part of the forecast for the time being.
Monroe says with what could be significant icing as predicted by some models, they are moving salt supplies around today (Thursday).
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He says they are also moving their generators, chainsaws and chains around the entire area to make sure they can handle whatever the storm has to offer.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.