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Winter Storm hits Illiana hard

The official start of the winter season is yet to arrive, but the Illiana area took a big hit over the weekend. Snowfall amounts varied, ranging from 3.5 and 4 inches, all the way up to six, seven and even eight inches.

Snow plow operators have had a busy couple of days. Tow truck drivers have had their share of calls too; pulling vehicles from ditches. The pre-winter storm blanketed the area Friday night and eventually let up Saturday afternoon

WGFA 94.1 measured 6.2 when it was over. The Milford area checked in with 4.5 to five inches. A Buckley report registered 8 inches. Reports registered with the National Weather Service (NWS) show 5. 6, 7, and 7.5 inches in Livingston and McLean counties.

In Vermilion County (Illinois), the Emergency Management Agency, says 8.3 inches of snow was measured near Danville.

The intensity tapered off to the north and NW Indiana. Reports from Kankakee County and eastern Will County and Newton, Jasper and White counties in Indiana ranged from 4.5 to 2.5 inches.

Transportation officials and law enforcement have been reporting main highways and secondary roads in the area are in fair winter driving condition. Caution is the word. Scattered slick spots exist and re-freezing is keeping secondary routes very slippery.

Illinois road conditions are available online at www.gettingaroundillinois.com Indiana road conditions are available at www.trafficwise.in.gov or by calling 1-800-261-7623.
94.1 WGFA

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Winter Storm Warning > Update: Friday, 12/13 11:00 am

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON SATURDAY....

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING THIS EVENING AND LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 8 INCHES BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.

SNOWFALL RATES UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES,ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING.

MAIN IMPACT...REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW ALONG WITH ROADS BECOMING SNOW COVERED,MAKING TRAVEL SLOW AND DIFFICULT.

OTHER IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL BE WET,MAKING IT HEAVY AND HARD TO SHOVEL. THEREFORE USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE SHOVELING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL,KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD,AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

94.1 WGFA

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Winter Weather Alert > Snow accumulation likely

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.

 

THE NATL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW.WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS (Friday) EVENING TO 6 PM SATURDAY.

* TIMING.SNOW BEGINNING MAINLY ACROSS S. COOK COUNTY LATE FRIDAY EVENING & LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATION.TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 6 INCHES BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOWFALL RATES.UP TO ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR.THOUGH HIGHER RATES ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT PRIMARILY OVER S. COOK COUNTY.

* MAIN IMPACT.REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW ALONG WITH ROADS BECOMING SNOW COVERED.MAKING TRAVEL SLOW & DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS & LIMITED VISIBILITIES.& USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Berkot’s opens with a bang in Watseka

It was a long line of cold customers, but many said the wait outside in the cold this morning was worth it.

Berkot's Super Foods made its return to the Iroquois County seat today. The big bang on opening day included a ribbon-cutting event. The Watseka Chamber of Commerce, the Iroquois County Development Association (IDA), and other local officials were on hand to welcome the grocery chain back to town.

Berkot's Super Foods is back in its original location on the west end of the Eastside Shopping Complex on U-S Route 24. It was two years ago when a lease snafu forced the move from Watseka. Berkot's Luke Kotara said 'we never wanted to move in the first place and said we always were open to a return.'

Berkot's management says the Watseka facility is the grocery-chain's model store, adding an 8,000 square-foot layout for private labeling of food products that will actually add another 10 or more jobs.

Berkot's purchased the now-closed 96-year-old Quality Super Market from the Jim VanNatta family. Several of the Quality employees are now employed at Berkot's.

The Berkot opening (Thursday) attracted hundreds of customers, who braved the below-zero temps to take advantage of the store's bargains.

94.1 WGFA

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NWS: Weather Advisory

                     WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CST THURSDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM THURSDAY.

* WIND CHILLS.TEMPS WILL FALL TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW ZERO THIS EVENING. MODERATE NW WINDS WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILLS FALLING TO AROUND 20 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR & STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE & LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS.MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.