UPDATE (4:15 p.m.) — Peoria Public Works Deputy Director Sie Maroon released another update on current road conditions Friday.

The City of Peoria snow fighters are still plowing residential areas with some routes already being completed. The remaining routes will be completed later this evening, but no later than early tomorrow morning. 

With the continuation of forecasted high winds through the evening, overnight hours, and tomorrow throughout the day, crews will continue to address open areas that are sustaining high winds causing major drifting on the roadways. No lanes or roads have been shut down due to blowing and drifting.   

Crews will continue with 12-hour, around-the-clock operations until all streets have been treated with salt or have been plowed. Adjustments to our strategy could be made as early as tomorrow morning. Any adjustments to our strategy, tomorrow, however, will not impact our efforts in battling the blowing and drifting and keeping the City’s lanes and roads open.   

Please continue to drive slowly with extra caution as blowing and drifting snow may cause whiteout conditions.  

Stay safe and warm. Happy Holidays! 

Peoria Public Works Deputy Director Sie Maroon

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Public Works Deputy Director Sie Maroon released an update on current road conditions Friday morning.

The current road conditions throughout Peoria are very passable, even with the amount of snow cover on them. The streets are showing about 30 to 40 percent pavement. Where there is snow cover, they are passable with the type of dry snow cover that is out there based on the conditions we face.  

The wind is still causing a lot of blowing and drifting snow this morning in some areas throughout the City. Crews will begin residential, curb-to-curb plowing this morning and will remain on residential routes until they are completed. Crews will continue with 12-hour, around-the-clock operations until all streets have been treated with salt or have been plowed.  

If people must travel, they can do so, but we stress caution in their travels. In addition to residential street plowing, we will continue to have trucks out all day battling drifting snow in some parts of the City. 

Peoria Public works Deputy Director Sie Maroon

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