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Downtown Bridges Temporarily Closed Due to Ice

Precipitation and falling temps made the bridges very slippery Monday night, requiring their closure so they could be salted down, Joliet police said.

Credit: marinas.com
Credit: marinas.com
The city of Joliet was forced to close some of the downtown bridges Monday night in order to get them adequately salted due to the icing conditions being caused by the precipitation and the dropping temperatures.

As of 8:30 p.m., the Ruby Street and McDonough Street bridges had been reopened and the Jackson and Cass street bridges were to reopen by 9:30 p.m., a Joliet Police Department spokesman said.
Herc November 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Just think winter is not here yet!
Kelly O' November 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I don't think the city was ready for this early snow. They're usually on point.
Matt B. November 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Sounds like poor planning. Most forecasts saw this coming over this past weekend.
Big Shooter November 11, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I'm not sure how you salt a bridge with lanes that are made of expanded metal.... The salt falls right through... It's Sucks that everyone has to blame someone for accidents. It's Winter Time! Slow down if it's 31 degrees out and the roads are wet it just might be icy in spots!
Infamous Steve November 12, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Thought the same thing about salting them Big Shooter.
PatchMaster November 12, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Ok, so let me get this straight. You knew the weather was going to be bad but did nothing to pre-treat the bridge approaches? Dumb asses.

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