For Stateliners the morningcommute was a bit, extended. Dozens of cars buried in snow on residential streets,after nearly five inches of snow fall hit the Stateline. Which meant tow truck
were going into overdrive
A to Z tow truck driver Paul Wallenburg told us "... its constantly moving, you got to constantly go--go, go , go , go , ." he says while the excess calls do make for a long day, you wont hear him complain, adding that "..We feel bad for the people that have to have their cars towed but it's a good thing for us."
But just one look at these snow-covered streets and you wonder where are all the city plows? After all it is there job to clear them, right?
Director of Public Works for the city of Rockford Tim Hanson says ".there's 800 miles of streets throughout the city of Rockford, 63 square miles--people think its a small town, its not.." he says snow plows are already operating around the clock, but adding to the delays is that many times, residents do follow the city's odd- even parking ordinance-- which allows plows to clear residential streets. he told us "...people say hey you didn't get our street, well no and we're not going to get your street because you had people parked on both sides "
To give them an extra hand the city does hire out to private contractors. but even with the extra trucks it can take up to eight hours to get city streets plowed.