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home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

2/1/2014 6:00:00 PM
Winter storm warning concludes


If there’s one thing the snow is good for, it’s staying home and playing outside with children. Christian, 5, and Angel, 6, along with their grandmother Leonor Madera of La Salle have fun while shoveling on Saturday. The children wanted to be outside enjoying the snowfall and were ambitious enough to clear the sidewalk for their grandma. 
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If there’s one thing the snow is good for, it’s staying home and playing outside with children. Christian, 5, and Angel, 6, along with their grandmother Leonor Madera of La Salle have fun while shoveling on Saturday. The children wanted to be outside enjoying the snowfall and were ambitious enough to clear the sidewalk for their grandma.

NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson

Amy Flanery
Lifestyle Editor



The conclusion of the winter storm warning at 6 p.m. Saturday did not immediately mean clear roads in the Illinois Valley.

The Illinois Department of Transportation website reported Interstate 80 as having patches of snow and ice as of 6 p.m. Saturday. Interstate 39 near La Salle was still listed as snow or ice covered at 6 p.m. Saturday.


This weekend’s winter storm brought the second towing ban in a week in Illinois State Police Dist. 17, which covers Bureau, La Salle and Putnam counties.


Carol Ramer with Ramer Towing and Automotive in Mendota said that means tow trucks are not allowed out on the roads unless requested by law enforcement. An example would be if a vehicle is blocking traffic.


“It’s much safer this way,” she said. 


The tow ban went into effect at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, and remained in effect until further notice.


The Illinois Valley did not get the 6-12 inches rumored to be headed this way, but some area towns did see as much as 4 inches in 24 hours by 7 a.m. Saturday.


Streator and Ottawa topped the area for snowfall, with some areas reporting 4 inches falling between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. La Salle received 3.8 inches, Marseilles reported 3.5-4 inches, and Mendota reported 2.5-3.5 inches.


The area remained in a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Saturday, but already had seen the worst of it by 10:15 a.m., according to meteorologist Bill Nelson with the National Weather Service.


“From here on out, you’ll just get periods of light snow,” Nelson said.


Nelson said the Illinois Valley may see 1-2 inches of additional snowfall this afternoon. He also noted there was a “heavy band” from Henry to Granville at 10:15 a.m. Saturday that could bring 2-3 inches of snowfall. That storm was quickly moving east/northeast.


“We don’t really expect any major accumulation from here on out,” Nelson said, specifying ½ - 3 inches may accumulate in the next 6-7 hours.


The winter storm warning concluded at 6 p.m.


The Illinois Valley may get a brief interlude from precipitation; the next forecast for the white stuff comes Tuesday, with an 80 percent chance of snow.












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