The Riverbend is getting blasted with a major winter storm.  In some places, there have been reports of thundersnow.  Roads are being attacked by the various highway departments, but it is still slow-going in many places.  Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Monroe says his crews have increased their treatment process.

Monroe comments

He asks motorists to give the plows plenty of room, as there have been car vs. plow accidents in each of the four previous winter weather events this season.  He says that not only carries the possibility of injury, but slows the highway clearing process.

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