Roads across Illinois remained snow packed for days, leaving Illinois drivers frustrated, and questioning what is taking so long?
The answer, it has simply been too cold to clear the roads. Salt is only effective at 20 degrees and above, making salting on Monday and Tuesday out of the question, with temperatures barely making it above zero degrees.
Other chemicals like calcium chloride only melted the top layer, leaving behind an icy top layer.
As temperatures begin to rise above freezing the roads will start to clear later into the week.