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Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition / ilsnowsculpting.com

The Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition has been postponed for a week because there’s just not enough snow.

The annual event was scheduled to start next Thursday at Rockford’s Sinnissippi Park. The Rockford Park District usually hauls snow from the Chicago Rockford International Airport for sculptors to use: a spokesman says what little snow is there is too dirty and icy. The 30th annual competition will now take place Jan. 27th through 30th.

Larry Stephens

Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find salt – at a reasonable price – for next winter. 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Add DeKalb to the growing list of cities cutting back on salting roads.

Larry Stephens

Updated at 2:00 am Monday

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Northern Illinois University has cancelled all classes Monday and Tuesday. All campuses are closed both days as well, with only essential employees required to report.

Larry Stephens

Dangerously cold temperatures and the potential for blowing snow have led to more closings today. 

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Closings And Cancellations For Tuesday

Mar 5, 2013
Susan Stephens / WNIJ

New additions in bold

The following schools are closed and events postponed due to the snowstorm Tuesday, March 5th. Check back for updates.

Forecast Office / National Weather Service, Chicago

“The most significant March snowstorm in several years” is how the National Weather Service in Chicago is describing the storm we are bracing for here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  We’re looking at 7 to 10 inches of snow, even heavier in some areas, developing late tonight and continuing through Tuesday. 

Diane Drake / WNIJ

A winter storm is making its way across northern Illinois. A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until midnight for northern Illinois. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for McHenry and Lake Counties, where 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected overnight. Forecasters say strong winds will also make travel difficult at times. As a result, some schools, colleges, and businesses are closed today.

National Weather Service

Are you ready for the latest round of shoveling? A winter weather advisory for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin is in effect through 6:00 Friday evening.