A winter storm is causing travel headaches for much of the nation's midsection, including motorists here in the Riverbend.  The response began with the treating of roads yesterday afternoon.  Local road crews are out in force to try and clear the roads of the frozen precipitation.

Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart is getting ready with a mix of old and new equipment.

Barnhart comments

Joe Monroe of IDOT says these men and women deserve the courtesy of their fellow motorist.

Monroe comments

He says IDOT runs a website to help you find out what road conditions are in real-time.  You can link to that site through this story at AltonDailyNews.com.


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