Road crews around the region are preparing for the first winter storm, and most crews are at least close to being ready.  IDOT Engineer Joe Monroe says the state, like most others around the area, have been preparing for winter, and is hearing some interesting long-range forecasts coming from at least one source.

Monroe comments

He says supplies are good.  Even though last winter was a fairly rough one, the mild winter the year before did not deplete supplies to the point they needed a complete re-stocking.

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