Champaign council to consider West Washington Street storm water plan

CHAMPAIGN — Residents of a flood-prone central Champaign neighborhood could begin to see relief in 2014 if the city council chooses to move forward with plans for a $2.1 million storm water detention park just west of Washington and Russell streets.

Weather advisory issued for Ford, Iroquois counties

The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties.

Updated: Champaign, Urbana activate sidewalk rules; Thursday's snowfall largest of winter

Updated 11 a.m. Friday.

Champaign and Urbana have activated their snow-removal rules, following Thursday night's storm.

Public works crews to plow snow through the night

UPDATED 11:15 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN — Area snow plow drivers were scheduled to work throughout the night to keep streets and roads clear of snow, with additional crews available to take over on Friday if necessary.

Winter storm Q comes to Champaign-Urbana

Add your photos to those of the News-Gazette photographers as winter storm Q visits CU.

Danville Mass Transit cancels Champaign shuttle

DANVILLE — Due to expected snow and ice, Danville Mass Transit is cancelling two evening trips on its “10 Danville-Champaign” route today (Thursday, Feb. 21), according to a news release from DMT.

Updated: weather advisory roundup

Updated 3:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued several advisories in advance of the winter weather that is forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday.

Macon County is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Friday.  Three to five inches of snow and one tenth of an inch of ice is forecast for this area.

Winter weather advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday.

In those areas, snow accumulation of three to five inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch are expected.  A period of heavy snow with rates of one inch per hour is expected late Thursday night.

Wind advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois from noon to 6 p.m. Monday.  Counties under the advisory include Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt, Macon, DeWitt and McLean.

Updated: wind advisory in effect for two area counties

Update 3:15 PM:

The wind advisory for most of East Central Illinois has been canceled, but it remains in effect for Ford and Iroquois Counties until 6 p.m. Monday night.

The National Weather Service says strong winds out of the west will continue through this evening, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.