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Cold Weather Prompts Public Service Closures

Dec 13, 2016
Illinois Christmas Tree Association

Temperatures are taking a sharp drop this week, and it’s affecting public services and charities.  

Northern Illinois Municipalities Declare Snow Emergency

Dec 5, 2016

Many local municipalities declared snow emergencies Sunday evening.   

The moves were prompted by at least three inches of snow accumulation over the winter.  Some areas, instituted odd/even parking rules. However, Rockford canceled its emergency rules as of 8 a.m. Monday. Officials say they've completed plowing and salting arterial and residential routes.

More information on Rockford snow conditions can be found at rockfordil.gov.

Larry Stephens

Winter makes a comeback tonight in northern Illinois. There’s a winter storm warning along the Wisconsin border, with four to six inches of heavy, wet snow starting at 6:00 this evening.

This fast-moving storm will bring 2 to 4 inches everywhere else north of I-80. Wind and ice could complicate tomorrow morning’s commute.

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. 

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