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Evening motorists catch this latest round of snowfall

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This latest blast of snowfall came at a busy time, during the Monday evening drive home from work.   The message for drivers on their way home be safe and take it slow.   Peoria public Works crews put in 12 hour shifts during the day.   They started early prepping salt trucks and getting snow plows ready for what could be a busy week ahead.   Supervisor Sie Maroon says with the snow expected during the evening commute they won't be able to focus on plowing until after vehicles get off the roads. 
"We're gonna be better off with less traffic, obviously but we know and fully understand that people do have places to go.   With this cold temperatures  there's a good possibility that it may be a dry fluffy snow and if that's the case it's gonna be easier for us to manage the streets as opposed to a wet heavy wet snow,"  Maroon said.

He said drivers are asked to make sure they keep ample distance behind salt trucks and snow plows.  If there is more than two inches residents living along snow routes are asked to refrain from parking their vehicles on the street.   Snow plows will need to get through to clear roads along those roads.  

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