I was holding off on posting about this, because I was hoping it was just a bad dream and I would wake up and it would all go away, LOL.
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm WATCH for our area.
Yup, they are predicting that dreaded 4 letter word, SNOW 🙁
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM CDT
* WHAT…Heavy wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5
to 8 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE…Winnebago and Boone Counties.
* WHEN…From 11 AM to 11 PM CDT Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will likely be very difficult in
heavy snowfall with greatly reduced visibilities. In the
heaviest snowfall, rates could approach 1 to 2 inches per hour.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
* WHAT…Rain, transitioning to a heavy, wet snow late Saturday
morning and into the afternoon hours. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches will be possible by Saturday evening. Winds
could gust as high as 35 mph resulting in reduced visibilities
and hazardous travel.
* WHERE…Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and DeKalb Counties.
* WHEN…From Saturday morning through Saturday evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult in heavy
snowfall with greatly reduced visibilities. In the heaviest
snowfall, rates could approach 1 to 2 inches per hour.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
UPDATE: This is now a fatal accident. Details below
Sources are reporting 2 bad accidents this afternoon.
The first one was on RT 2 near RT 72. Reports of a rollover accident. At least one person was airlifted from the scene. The road has been shut down. Unknown when it will re-open. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The 2nd accident scene was near E State st near I-90. Multiple injuries were reported. We been told it might be a fatal, but officials have yet to confirm this. All we know right now is there an accident with multiple injuries near this location.
Please avoid both these areas for awhile or expect delays.