Director of Rockford Public works Tim Hanson told us "..We're going to have our plows just go in and make sure we have enough salt on the street just to make sure it eliminates as much slippery ice on the roads as you can possibly get."
Hanson says in preparation for the storm the city has been out salting since Thursday.
But is that enough? State police say just because there's salt doesn't mean roads are safe.
State Trooper Brent Massingil says "It takes time for that to really take effect to make traveling a little bit safer, just because there's salt or gravel on the roads doesn't mean you can still go 50 or 60 miles an hour.."
Masingill spoke with our cameras Saturday before the storm hit, he says salt or not, the roads can be extremely dangerous saying ".when the roads get slick you cant just do your normal driving its going to take much longer to stop if you even can stop.
The Sergeant recommends traveling below the speed limits and giving at least a three second cushion when following other cars, but for those really concerned with safety he has just one piece of advice. He says ".people don't like it but we recommend pretty often that you just stay home--if you don't have to be out and about just stay home .."