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Illinois Tollway ready to mobilize full fleet of snowplows
Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On March 2, 2012 @ 6:23 pm In Industry,Press Releases | No Comments
The Illinois Tollway is prepared to mobilize its full fleet of 183 snowplows in response to the snowfall expected to begin this afternoon and continue into the nighttime hours. The Tollway’s Snow Operations Center opened this afternoon to manage the agency’s system-wide response.
“This storm is expected to impact the evening rush hour, so we remind our customers to slow down during winter weather and avoid unnecessary lane changes,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “If you see someone who needs help along the road, call *999 from your cell phone. A dispatcher will receive your call and send the appropriate responders to the scene.”
To respond to this weather event, the Illinois Tollway will have a full complement of more than 200 staff and supervisors per shift to ensure that roadways are kept clear of snow and ice. To help with snow removal efforts, the Tollway has cancelled all temporary maintenance and construction lane closures from 3 p.m. tonight, March 2, to 3 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
For drivers traveling this evening, the Tollway provides the following tips:
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