Stateline Drivers Brave the Arctic Blast

Published 12/11 2013 01:49PM

Updated 12/11 2013 01:58PM

ROCKFORD- A lot of Stateline drivers scraped snow off their cars as they hit the slippery streets this morning. Traffic flowed normally on plowed streets regardless of what snow was left on the ground.

"When I first got up I didn't know it snowed that much, but everything's good. I got new tires. I’m from Rockford we're used to this stuff," said Driver Pat Fenelon.

Despite bitter cold temperatures many Stateliners appear unfazed by the wintery weather. Some drivers even congratulated the Forest City for keeping the roads clear of ice and snow. 

"Yes I was on the roads this morning. It’s not bad, it’s not bad. The city did a good job," said Driver Anthony Staten.

Elijah Gipson got up early to plow his church's parking lot and clear snow for the elderly unable to shovel their own walkways.

"I just thank god that we have people out that can clean the roads for us. You know? I just hope they keep doing a good job," said Gipson.

Whether you're driving on roads like East State Street or the Interstate the Rockford Public Work Department cautions drivers not to pass salt trucks.

And if your vehicle breaks down or you just don't have a place to escape the cold Winnebago and Boone Counties are offering several warming centers.

The Winnebago County Justice Center, Rockford Rescue Mission, Village of Machesney Park, and the Belvidere Salvation Army and Belvidere Public Safety Building are all providing shelter from the brutal cold. 

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