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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.

Snowfall pushing this winter higher in rankings

CHAMPAIGN — This winter's snowfall in Champaign-Urbana isn't in the top 10 — yet.

But one more Tuesday-sized storm and we'll be there.

The winter of 2013-14 now ranks as the 16th-snowiest in Champaign-Urbana, according to state climatologist Jim Angel. Officially, 32.8 inches of snow has dropped upon the cities, after Tuesday's 6.5-inch snowfall.

LIVE weather roundup Feb. 6, 2014

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When will county roads be clear?

An official with the Champaign County Highway Department said if we don't get any more snow over the next couple of days, crews could possibly have the roads cleared by the weekend.

On the job with veteran tow truck driver

Tow truck driver Scott Mitchell of Carnaghi Towing, Tilton, works on another snowy day in the Danville area Wednesday February 5, 2014.