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UPDATED: Weather keeping Gifford residents rattled

GIFFORD — Three months after a tornado ripped through the northeastern Champaign County village of Gifford, piles of snow stand throughout town, there's a boil order at the water plant and a community support group was unable to meet Monday because of another winter storm.

We're Number 10! Snow moves winter higher in history

Monday’s 1.6-inch snow pushed the winter of 2013-14 into the top 10 snowfall seasons in Champaign-Urbana history, supplanting the 37.8 inches in 1911-12.
 
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Local road salt supply OK for now, but dwindling

If you thought the constant snow and ice was causing you some headaches this winter, the Champaign County Highway Department is nearing the end of its salt supply and is unsure of when the next shipment will arrive.

Champaign, Urbana activate snow removal rules

The cities of Champaign and Urbana have activated their sidewalk snow and ice removal requirements for parts of town.

In Champaign, property owners must clear sidewalks of snow and ice by 9 a.m. Thursday in the Downtown and Campustown areas.

Rising temperatures, melting snow might cause some flooding

URBANA — Freezing temperatures, rain, snow and sleet — and that was just Monday.

What else does this week have in store? How about some flooding today?

LIVE: Winter weather roundup Feb. 14, 2014

The following is a collection of news related to Friday's snowfall in East Central Illinois.  If you have useful weather information to add, please leave a comment on this story.  If you have a closing or cancellation to report, please call WDWS at 217-351-5300.  School closings require a code word.

IDOT: Roads still bad

As temps stay lower, this winter climbs higher in the record book

CHAMPAIGN — With a minus 3 degree reading Monday morning, the winter of 2013-14 has moved up in the record books.

Two more anticipated subzero readings — the National Weather Service predicted an overnight low of minus 12 degrees Monday night and minus 2 Tuesday night — would put this winter alone in 12th place for most days with subzero temperatures.

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Ford, Iroquois, Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt, Macon and DeWitt counties from midnight to 11 a.m. Monday.

The weather service said overnight wind chill values will be in the -15 to -25 range.  It said in those conditions, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.

Slick roads seem likely to persist thanks to low temperatures

Melting snow combined with frigid overnight temperatures made for dangerous driving conditions throughout East Central Illinois on Thursday.

And with subzero temperatures back in the forecast this morning, officials urge drivers to use extreme caution again Friday.