The National Weather Service in Lincoln reports that a narrow band of snow north of Danville will quickly expand across East Central Illinois Saturday evening.
It may begin as rain before quickly changing to snow. Accumulations of one to two inches with locally higher totals are expected in about a 50 mile wide area centered roughly along a Danville to Decatur line.
NEW 2:45 p.m.: Flood warnings are in effect for the Sangamon River at Monticello and the Vermilion River near Danville until Saturday night.
NEW 12:40 p.m. Friday: A flood advisory has been issued for Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermilion counties until 4 p.m. Friday.
Potholes got so bad this week that Urbana decided to close part of Windsor Road to try to repair major damage there.
NEW 11:20 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for rain and melting snow until 5 a.m. Friday.
Affected areas include Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar and Vermilion counties.
At 11:01 p.m., police reported that many rural roads across the area remained flooded.
Windsor Road has fallen victim to an alkali-silica reaction that is destroying the concrete in the road and making it disintegrate. The only solution is to tear out the road and build a new one, and officials are working on designs - but that's a $6 or $7 million project, and it's money that Urbana doesn't have.
A flood watch has been issued for a portion of East Central Illinois from late Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon. The counties included in the flood watch are Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, Vermilion, Ford and Iroquois.
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.
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.
The cities of Champaign and Urbana have activated their sidewalk snow and ice removal requirements for parts of town.