By: Jillian Wilson
The QC was hit hard all day with freezing rain, making roads slippery and scary for some Quad City drivers.
"It's totally crazy, the roads are a little slick in downtown Rock Island," says Kelsie Wilkins, a Rock Island Resident.
It wasn't just in Rock Island. On both sides of the river, state officials told residents it's best to stay off the roads.
But some drivers are braving the storm ... with a cautious eye.
"I'm worried about other people really. I was coming down the hill this morning and there was somebody without their lights on and they were following pretty close, so I don't know he could possibly slide into me and cause an accident, so I look out for everybody else, really," says Adam Chard, a Moline resident.
"I'm looking for the slick spots, but also like the people around me, driving slow, be careful, for my own safety and everybody else's safety," says Wilkins.
Crews were out all day plowing and salting to combat Mother Nature.
"You come in, you prepare for the worst and you take advantage of whatever the conditions here and you know if it's going to be snow or freezing rain or ice, whatever they predict," says Keith Addison, Street Operations Supervisor, Davenport.
Experts from the Davenport Public Works Department say roads are most dangerous in the residential areas where less people are passing through.
But whether you are cruising in your car or walking in your rain boots, locals say they're used to it.
"It's just part of the Midwest, yeah, I'd say if someone from the South would come up here, they'd be pretty scared, wouldn't know what to do," says Chard.
"Hey, it's beautiful. It's weather!" says Sybil White, Rock Island Resident
Luckily temperatures are warming up, so QC drivers can look forward to safer driving conditions.