A change in the light bulb industry has many drivers concerned.
LED light bulbs are now the main option for traffic signal replacement bulbs, but since they don't emit heat like the old ones do, snow does not melt off.
Many traffic signals around the area are still covered in snow from the December 19 snowstorm, causing difficulties for drivers who cannot see the lights clearly. As a result, crews are being sent out to remove the snow from the lights manually.
However, with over 300 intersections in the city of Rockford alone, and a staff of only five people, the city could use the public's help.
"Call in to us," Tim Hanson with the City of Rockford Public Works Department says. "Let us that it's there and we'll go out and we'll clean it out."
Snowstorms like the one on December 19 are the biggest culprits when it comes to the problem due to high winds.
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