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Weather Related Road Closures

Unfortunately, it sometimes becomes necessary to close roads due to climatic conditions.


For road conditions the public can call the following: 


All DeKalb County Roads:

DeKalb County Roads Only

State Highways:


815/748-6406 -Sheriff's Office Recorded message

815/756-9513 -County Highway Department

800 452-4368

800 865-5394

Municipal and/or Township roads: Individual units of government would have to be contacted. For municipal numbers they may be found in the local phone books in the yellow pages under Government and then the municipality's name. Township Road District phone numbers can be found on this website under the caption of Townships.


"" IDOT Website for Interstate Travel

The DeKalb County Highway Department reminds all people traveling the roads when snow plow trucks are working, to maintain a reasonable distance from the trucks. The large trucks can not see smaller vehicles behind them and, under snowplowing conditions, may have to stop unexpectedly and/or back up quickly. Additionally, when trucks are spreading salt, the public should exercise caution when approaching and/or passing the plow truck. While every effort is made by the drivers to not damage vehicles during salting operations, it unfortunately may happen. We ask that you actively help us perform our jobs more efficiently and effectively during snow removal operations. This will also aid the public in their movements along roads during such times. When it does become necessary to ask the general public to refrain from using roads during extreme weather conditions, again, we caution you that request is presented for the publics benefit. Please give serious consideration to those warnings and travel under restricted conditions only if absolutely necessary.