The Rockford Police Department has also declared Snow Emergency for the City of Rockford beginning at 6pm tonight, details below:
- Odd/Even parking ordinance will go into effect at that time and citizens are required to follow the protocal, or move the vehicles off the streets until further notice
- By 6pm tonight, vehicles need to be parked on the even address side of the street
- By 8am tomorrow, vehicles need to be parked on the odd address side of the street
A Winter Storm Warning is also in effect starting at 6 pm tonight. More details below:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Chicago IL 1227 PM CST Thu Feb 8 2018 ...Long Duration Snow Event Likely This Evening through Friday Evening... Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-La Salle-Kendall- Grundy- Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Ottawa, Oswego, and Morris 1227 PM CST Thu Feb 8 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible at times, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches, with localized higher amounts are expected. * WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Illinois. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.