Champaign County may have dodged the latest blizzard bullet but counties to the south could still get snow accumulation this afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service at Lincoln says snow and freezing rain are beginning to taper off in central and southern Illinois.
About two inches fell in Champaign and Lincoln by early Sunday afternoon, and three inches fell in the Bloomington-Normal area. Meteorologist Heather Stanley says another inch of snow is expected in central Illinois by evening.
She says southern Illinois has seen mostly sleet and freezing rain, and that wintry mix is expected to continue through the early evening.
The weather service had placed much of central Illinois under a winter weather advisory and southern Illinois under a winter storm watch.
The conditions have made roads throughout the state slippery.
Transportation officials say people shouldn’t travel if they don’t have to so crews can clear and salt roads and bridges.
In Champaign County, Highway Maintenance Supervisor Tracy Wingler said around 3 p.m. that it was snowing again in southern Champaign County.
He estimated Champaign County got three to four inches overnight.
“We’ve got a lot of blowing out there right now,” he said, adding that winds were straight out of the north, causing a few problems on east-west roads.
Wingler said the late afternoon-evening forecast suggested that the area between Interstate 72 and I-70 could get two to three more inches of snow.
“Let’s hope we’re on the northern edge of it,” he said.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m.
The city of Hoopeston has activated snow routes through Monday. You're asked to move your vehicle off of those routes or risk having them towed.