Government
6:28 am
Wed November 13, 2013

IL DOT Pepares For Winter Roads

Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials are launching a winter safety campaign.

"Ice and Snow - Take it Slow" is being promoted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois State Police.

The agencies say they want to make sure that snow plows and other emergency equipment are ready for the winter season ahead.

Last year, the department spent nearly $65 million dollars on snow removal and spread 460,000 tons of salt on roads around the state.