Snow is starting to fall, temperatures are starting to drop and that could be a bad combination when it comes to driving. State Police Captain Scott Compton says drivers often make a few mistakes when the weather starts to change.
Road crews will be out spreading salt when the conditions get really bad. IDOT's John Negangard says drivers should give them plenty of room to work.
IDOT has already started pre-treating bridges and has access to more than one-million-tons of salt to help keep roads safe. But, they say drivers need to do their part in doing the same. They're urging drivers to be extremely cautious when the roads start to get slick. Drivers should slow down, leave early so they can get to their destination on time, and keep their gas tanks at least two-thirds full.