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Snowy Stateline Slows Drivers, Forces Shoppers to Stock Up

It’s the talk of the Stateline; the first accumulating snow. Were drivers ready for the first wintery blast?

ROCKFORD- At Blain’s Farm and Fleet Stateliners like Kess Boozell stocked up on winter items like sand bags and ice scrapers to help cope with the first snowfall of the season.

"I had to get sand bags for my truck so that I don't slip and slide everywhere. I don’t want to get in a car accident," said Kess Boozell. 

But not everyone was as fortunate. Dozens of car crashes still happened on roadways across the Stateline.

Bridges at Riverside Boulevard and I-90 and Newburg Road and Riverside Blvd. were temporarily closed for sanding. Regardless, many people are embracing the cold, messy weather.

“I want it! I like the snow,” explained Mari Ann Davidson.

Not everyone feels the same way. Many drivers unenthusiastically stocked up on windshield de-icer and salt.

"It’s going to get cold, it's going to snow. There’s no telling what the weather is going to be,” said Sky Arrow.

Rockford Public Works Officials are on standby because of the snowy weather. If you're headed out officials warn to drive with care, allowing extra time to get where you're going.

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