More misery as icy conditions shut schools

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  • Associated Press Snow, sleet and freezing rain blanket the area along Red Gate Road in St. Charles, Ill., Wednesday, as a storm system moved eastward to the Chicago area.

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    Associated Press Chester and Moqui play in the snow as Rachel Haisley returns from a walk Wednesday, as Salt Lake City, Utah, residents dig out following a heavy snow storm.

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    This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) shows a fleet of snow removal vehicles ready to move out and clear roads in the Sierra Nevada near Truckee, Calif., posted to the CalTrans Twitter page Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. California's mountains are glistening with snow after a series of major storms in what is turning out to be a very wet winter. Snowcapped peaks extend from the Sierra Nevada to mountain ranges much closer to the coast, including the rugged backdrop behind metropolitan Los Angeles. (CHP Officer Gavin Graham/CalTrans District 3 via AP)

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    Snow, sleet and freezing rain expand eastward to parts of the Midwest including the Chicago area and Elgin, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

  • Associated Press Snow, sleet and freezing rain blanket the area along Red Gate Road in St. Charles, Ill., Wednesday, as a storm system moved eastward to the Chicago area.

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    Associated Press Chester and Moqui play in the snow as Rachel Haisley returns from a walk Wednesday, as Salt Lake City, Utah, residents dig out following a heavy snow storm.

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    This photo provided by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) shows a fleet of snow removal vehicles ready to move out and clear roads in the Sierra Nevada near Truckee, Calif., posted to the CalTrans Twitter page Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. California's mountains are glistening with snow after a series of major storms in what is turning out to be a very wet winter. Snowcapped peaks extend from the Sierra Nevada to mountain ranges much closer to the coast, including the rugged backdrop behind metropolitan Los Angeles. (CHP Officer Gavin Graham/CalTrans District 3 via AP)

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    Snow, sleet and freezing rain expand eastward to parts of the Midwest including the Chicago area and Elgin, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

Several Beloit area schools were closed today due to icy road conditions.

They include: School District of Beloit, Beloit Turner, Clinton, Hononegah, Kinnikinnick, Parkview, Prairie Hill, Rock County Christian, Rockton, Shirland and South Beloit.

In Beloit, roads remain icy with more freezing rain and even some snow expected later today.

Jodi Saunders, operations director for the City of Beloit, said plow crews plan to use 150 tons of salt throughout the day to combat slick road conditions.

"We will be fighting ice for several days, I think," Saunders said.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today in the Stateline Area.

Freezing rain is expected throughout the day and snow is expected in the late afternoon and early evening. Ice accumulation is expected to be around another quarter inch. Highs today will be in the mid 30s and lows tonight will dip down to around 1 degree with wind chill reading expected to be around 10 to 20 below zero. West winds will be at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Friday will be bitterly cold with highs around 8 degrees and wind chill readings from 13 to 23 below zero. West winds will be at 15 to 20 mph with gusts around 35 mph. Lows Friday night will be around 5 below zero.

Saturday will not be as cold with highs around 19 and lows Saturday night around 12 degrees.

Light snow is likely Sunday with highs in the mid 20s. Lows Sunday night will be around 15. Chance of snow is 70 percent.

Monday will see highs around the upper 20s and lows Monday night will be around the lower 20s. There is a 70 percent chance of light snow Monday night.

There is a 60 percent chance of light snow Tuesday. Highs will be in the lower 30s and lows Tuesday night will be around 15.

There is a 30 percent chance of light snow Wednesday morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s.

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