Champaign imposes sidewalk shoveling deadline
Champaign has enacted its sidewalk clearing rules after the overnight snowfall.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for areas of freezing drizzle that will continue to fall across central and southeast Illinois into mid-morning Tuesday.
Surface temperatures near freezing and the salt spread on many roads in the past 24 hours should minimize the build up of an icy glaze. But light icing is still a threat on untreated roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. Caution is urged across the region this morning due to the potential for slick spots. Motorists are advised to slow down and allow extra travel time for the morning commute.
In Champaign, sidewalks in the designated campus and downtown areas must be clear of snow by 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Sidewalks that aren't cleared could be cleared by the city at the owner's expense.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 37 Tuesday. Rain and temperatures in the 40s are forecast for Wednesday, and daily highs are expected in the 40s through Monday.