IDOT reminds public to get ready for winter storm

(KBSI) – With cold weather settling in and the first major winter storm of the season potentially on its way, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds the public to visit and bookmark GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions.

“Completely clearing roads during and after a weather event can take some time and depends on a variety of factors,” said said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “We will get the job done, but ask the public to please remain patient during winter weather and always check GettingAroundIllinois.com before driving anywhere for the most updated road conditions.”

GettingAroundIllinois.com is available on your computer and optimized for smartphones. The site includes the ability to identify and zoom in on a location, travel route or destination on a state map. Road conditions are recorded by plow drivers out in the field and relayed to GettingAroundIllinois.com through a cloud-based system to provide a general overview on IDOT-maintained highways.

The road conditions map features a color scheme of pinks and blues to differentiate from the red, yellow and green of traffic congestion reporting, as well as to increase accessibility for those who have difficulty distinguishing colors.

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