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Bitter Cold Continues To Hit Illiana

-- Bitterly cold weather continues. The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory until noon today. Highs are only expected to reach the mid-teens with Wind Chills as low as negative 30. People heading outside should bundle up.

There's no school today at Milford (MAPS #124).

Martinton Food Pantry is closed due to the cold. Plans are to reopen for regular hours Wednesday.

The Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka is closed today.

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Wind-chill warning in effect through noon Tuesday

A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Tuesday for east central Illinois. Expect wind chills to range from 15 below to 30 below zero through Tuesday morning.

The weather conditions may impact school schedules as the new year brings the start of classes again – FOLLOWING THE HOLIDAY BREAK.

Milford School District (MAPS #124) will not be in session Tuesday, January 2.

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Snow, cold temps to greet new year

The NWS has snow returning to central-Illinois today and tonight. The experts are calling for two to four inches of accumulation before it tapers off late tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory ...effective from noon until midnight tonight.

Motorists are being warned and should expect slippery road conditions and reduced visibility at times. The latest road conditions can be found at http://www.gettingaroundillinois.com or by calling 1-800-452-4368.

In addition to the new snowfall, the forecast calls for brutal cold coming behind it. The arctic cold could very well play into work and school schedules next week. The temperatures are expected to plunge to around 14 below zero Monday night following a New Year’s Day high of 1 above zero. Tuesday’s high is only expected to be around 7 again....with lows Tuesday night down to zero. The bitterly cold weather is expected to continue throughout next week.

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Fireplace fire in Watseka does minimal damage

Watseka Fire Chief Tim Ketchum reports a gap in the mortar of a residential fireplace caused flames to get into the wall and then the attic. Firemen answered a call to 616 S. 5th Street just before 5 pm Thursday. Firemen were able to control the fire quickly. No injury was reported. Firemen were at the scene about 90 minutes.

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County road crews hampered in efforts to keep roadways clear of ice/snow

County Highway Departments are doing what they can to keep roads clear of ice and snow, but without much sunshine, there’s a limit at what can be done. Many routes are still snow-packed and there’s more snow coming. Up to 4-5 inches could accumulate beginning today.

Temps have been so cold it’s difficult to get much relief. Most of the time, salt and other products help. But not this week.

Maintenance crews say "It takes a whole lot of sunshine for any calcium chloride to work on the roadways. “

There may be positive news on the way soon. Despite below-zero lows expected throughout the three-day weekend, the forecast calls for at least partly a sunny sky starting Saturday.

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