Rockford Scanner™: Update From The National Weather Service

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Heads up drivers in the Rockford area: if you’re traveling west/northwest of Rockford this evening, including on US-20 and US-52, be prepared to encounter winter driving conditions.


* WHAT…Wet snow. Snow accumulations of up to 2 to 4 inches,
highest north. North winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Winnebago and Boone Counties, with the highest amounts
in the northern portion of these counties.

* WHEN…Snow and rain mix tonight turning to all snow by mid
morning Saturday, with a period of heavier snow possible. Snow
gradually tapering late in the day Saturday into Saturday

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and times of sharply
reduced visibility, especially on Saturday morning.


Slow down and use caution while traveling

Widespread rain will continue through the night and for most places into Saturday morning too. A total of 1″ to 2″ of rain is forecast, and isolated higher amounts are possible north of I-80. Some ponding on roads and low-lying spots is possible Saturday A.M.

To our West:

..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches. * WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois. * WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Saturday. * IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Reduced visibility due to gusty winds are possible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The evening commute may be affected by this snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling

Rock County:


The City of Janesville has declared a winter weather emergency beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 12th. A winter weather emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets until snow and ice control operations are complete. To ensure that you do not receive a parking ticket, please move your vehicle prior to 10:00 AM and keep your vehicle off City streets until they have been completely cleared of ice and snow.

Snow and ice accumulations of over 4 inches have been forecast for Friday, December 11th through Saturday, December 12th that will require City staff to complete a full plow. Main and arterial streets will be maintained throughout the duration of the snowfall event. Snow accumulations are expected to taper off Saturday afternoon, after which the full plow will begin and all City streets will be cleared. The full plow is not expected to be completed until late Saturday evening, although every effort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible. Please plan on keeping parked vehicles off the street until plows have completely removed snow from curb to curb.

Winter Weather Emergency Parking:
The best place to park during a winter weather emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, please park in one of the designated following downtown municipal parking lots:

– East Wall Street Lot at E Wall Street & N Parker Drive

– City Hall Lot at W Wall Street & N Jackson Street

– S High Street Lot at W Court Street & S High Street

– Hedberg Public Library Lot on Water Street

– River/Union Street Lot at S River Street & Union Street

– N Parker Drive Parking Ramp at N Parker Drive and E Wall Street

Parking is allowed in any municipal parking lot during a winter weather emergency. Please ensure that vehicles are removed from the parking lots after the emergency has ended to allow for City crews to clear the lots of snow and ice.

Fines for parking on the streets during a winter weather emergency are $50. The Police Department may begin issuing tickets to violators before snow and ice control operations begin.

Additional Information:
Janesville residents can get additional winter weather emergency information from the City’s Snow & Ice Control webpage or by calling the Snow Hotline at (608) 755-SNOW. To report problems or concerns, please call the City Services Center at (608) 755-3110.


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