The cold wind and wintry mix of precipitation is making the winter storm that moved into the River Bend earlier today a bit tricky for motorists and pedestrians alike.  While street crews began their assault on area roadways with pre-treating activities on Tuesday, the changing aspects of this storm is keeping everyone on their toes.  

Madison County Highway Superintendent Gary Stalhut says they are keeping a close eye on the changing dynamics of this storm.

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Alton Public Works Director Brad Cunningham says his crews will be out as long as needed.

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As the precipitation ends, the wind will pick up and Cunningham says trees and power lines may be at risk.  He says if you experience a downed trees and power line, call the police - don't try and deal with it yourself.

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