Illinois Department of Transportation to assemble Snow Fences on Illinois Route 76
Friday February 24th, Boone County lost the lives of two amazing girls due to blowing snow on Illinois Route 76. The blowing snow causes black ice and impassable roadways. During the winter this highway is very unsafe to travel due to Boone County not being able to keep up with plowing and salting. Snow fences have been used in the past and have helped contain the blowing snow. Belvidere North high school is right off of Route 76, which means there are childrens lives at stake during the winter when they must travel on this unsafe highway to attend school. Salting and Plowing are not enough anymore.