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Illinois Department of Transportation readies for winter

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Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say they are ready for even the harshest winter. Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say they are ready for even the harshest winter.
Salt is always a hot commodity during icy weather, and IDOT engineer Keith Miley said. His facility is currently at 80 percent capacity in preps for this winter. Salt is always a hot commodity during icy weather, and IDOT engineer Keith Miley said. His facility is currently at 80 percent capacity in preps for this winter.
Miley said another pre-winter priority was making sure all trucks are in working order. Miley said another pre-winter priority was making sure all trucks are in working order.
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say they are ready for even the harshest winter. 

Salt is always a hot commodity during icy weather, and IDOT engineer Keith Miley said. His facility is currently at 80 percent capacity in preps for this winter. Miley said another pre-winter priority was making sure all trucks are in working order.

Now, he said they're focusing on extra staff for snow removal.

"We're interested in having the people with the qualifications, CDL license and necessary endorsements to apply," he said. "We could sure use their help."

Miley said they're looking for at least 20 people. You can find more information about IDOT careers (part and full-time) at their web page
http://www.dot.state.il.us/

Illinois Department of Transportation- District 9
                 Winter Weather Facts


Lane Miles Plowed -            3,765
Counties Served -                    16

Salt Usage in Tons -            
'08 - '09                              14,064
'09 - '10                              18,961
'10 - '11                              24,709
'11 - '12                               6,521
'12 - '13                             22,130


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