(KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement officials recently stressed safety and urged drivers to prepare for unfavorable driving conditions this winter season.
IDOT, Illinois Tollway and the Illinois State Police have partnered to roll out the state's frontline winter crews and ensure that emergency equipment is ready for the upcoming snow and ice season.
"IDOT is fully prepared for the upcoming winter season with sufficient snow removal supplies and staff, and will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement and transportation partners to make state roadways as clear and safe as possible," Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider said. "We strongly encourage all motorists to be ready for harsh weather conditions this year, and to continue to drive defensively, slow down, never drive while distracted or impaired, and always buckle up. Traveler safety remains our top priority at IDOT."