Icy residential roads cause difficult and dangerous conditions

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)--- Rockford has a total of 22 routes for salt trucks and although main roads are being cleared, residential areas remain unsalted.

Rockford street superintendent, Mitch Leatherby says the salt trucks begin with main roads that have higher speed limits, then go into secondary roads and lastly residential roads.

This is has taken a toll on residents who are calling off work because they can't pull out of their driveway.

"I was on my way to get up to get to work this morning say at about 5 'clock, but it was so slick," says Rockford resident James Randolph.

The city has already gone through more salt than the previous year. Over 12,000 tons of salt has been used and some areas of Rockford still has to receive treating.

Rockford residents can call the snow hotline,779-348-7260 for individual request.