Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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March 2, 2014

Storm halts interstate traffic overnight

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EFFINGHAM —

     “The roads are just terrible right now,” said Monnet Sunday evening, who mirrored the opinion shared by all emergency officials, which was to stay home during inclement weather.

  According to Effingham County Engineer Greg Koester, who coordinates snow and salt trucks for the county, five trucks ran during the day and three overnight Saturday and Sunday to spread sand and road salt on hills, curves and intersections. With snow falling after the application of sand and road salt, the trucks had to reapply those materials after the roads were plowed.

     “We are going to try and keep them clear as possible," said Koester.

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