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ROCKFORD – With Rockford already experiencing winter storms, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is encouraging residents to check GettingAroundIllinois.com for the most up-to-date information on road conditions.

“We all know weather conditions can change in an instance,” Stadelman said.“Regardless of how far you’re driving, Getting Around Illinois can be a helpful resource to keep you updated on road conditions in the Rockford area.”

GettingAroundIllinois.com is available on your computer, but was designed for smartphones. The site gives users the ability to identify and zoom in to an exact location. Road conditions are recorded by plow drivers out in the field and relayed to the site to provide a general overview on IDOT-maintained highways.

“I always ask myself before driving in the winter if the trip is even necessary,” Stadelman said. “I’ve always thought that the safest decision you can make during extreme weather is to simply stay home.”

The road conditions map averages more than 2.5 million page views during snow-and-ice season, featuring 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.

The Centers for Disease Control advises that travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19, however, if travel is necessary, be sure to take these steps to protect yourself and others.

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Springfield Office:
Senator 34th District
121B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8022
 
District Office:
200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-7557
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