SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a major winter storm will impact travel across the state, with the potential to drop several inches of snow across northern Illinois and hail and freezing rain expected in regions to the south.
The public is advised to plan accordingly and anticipate deteriorating conditions, slick roads and much longer travel times.
The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning, predicting heavy snow to begin falling this afternoon and into Tuesday. Between an inch and up to 8 inches is expected between Springfield and the Wisconsin border, with heavier totals up north.
Freezing rain and possibly hail are predicted in central and southern Illinois, with road conditions potentially becoming hazardous.