Storm Brings Icy Roads, School Closings
WSIL-TV reports dozens of Illinois schools and day cares are closed on Friday along with facilities like courthouses and libraries.
Illinois State Police tell the Belleville News-Democrat they've responded to 35 accidents in Madison and St. Clair counties on Thursday. Trooper Calvin Dye says "that's outrageous." More than a dozen counties south of Interstate 70 in southern Illinois are under winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service. Forecasters say precipitation will spread through the evening and into the day on Friday. Areas of Illinois could see up to 8 inches of snow.
The electric utility Ameren Illinois says it has trucks ready to respond to outages.
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