Big snow storms mean Peoria street crews will be working around the clock to make sure roads are safe.
Since Thursday, street crews have been getting their trucks and equipment ready. They have also been spraying a pre-treat material on the streets.
“We have twenty routes, so we have twenty trucks. We have a couple of loaders for loading salt,” said Superintendent of Operations, Sie Maroon.
Street crews will focus on primary routes first.
“We will stay on the primary routes as long as it’s snowing and until we have all the routes in good shape,” said Maroon.
On those primary routes street crews encourage you to move your cars out of the way, so they can plow curb to curb.
Crews then move into residential areas.
“We will stay in the residential streets, plowing those streets, cleaning them up from curb to curb until we are done,” said Maroon.
Street crews will not shovel your driveways.
To make it a safe winter for everyone, Maroon has a message.
“If their back is to the house, they should shovel to the right. If they shovel to the left, now our plow is just picking that snow up and pushing it back in their driveway,” stated Maroon.
They also encourage you to stay at least 100 feet away from the trucks.