CHICAGO (CBS) – Plows and trucks prepare for action.
Although it is a little warmer, winter is just around the corner. Illinois launches its Winter Weather Get It Together safety campaign on Wednesday.
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Two new plows join the team. “Orange crush” and Scooby Doo winners of the IDOT snowplow contest.
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With ice and snow on the way, state officials and the AAA have tips for getting on the roads.
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Be very careful and watch out for workers on the roads. That is to say and the snow makes last minute lane changes even more difficult. Mark Get Around Illinois to check 24/7 travel conditions.
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Officials added that people should make sure the car’s emergency kit is up to date and let someone know your travel itinerary. In addition to wearing your seat belt, keep your phone charged.