We’ve received a lot of rain here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, and more is on the way. The following is a list of some of the closings and cancelations due to extraordinary flooding in some parts of our listening area:
“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.
Kishwaukee Community College cancelling classes after noon Thursday
In preparation for the first major winter storm of the 2012/2013 season, the City of Rockford Public Works Department is issuing a Snow Emergency Declaration. Odd/Even parking restrictions will be in place. In Wisconsin, Beloit and Janesville have also has declared snow emergencies.
Wednesday night's thunderstorms brought lightning, heavy rains, and strong winds to northern Illinois. Wind gusts hit 70 mph just south of Rockford, and 60 mph in DeKalb. The storm drenched Elgin with over an inch of rain in 20 minutes. A ComEd spokesperson says the storms resulted in more than 160,000 outages in northern Illinois.