National Weather Service Has Issued a Ice Storm Warning for Kane; La Salle; De Kalb; Lee

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a ice storm warning for Kane; La Salle; De Kalb; Lee starting on 2019-02-11 21:59:00. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to avoid the area. An Ice Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice accumulation will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also possible.
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Read the full alert from The National Weather Service

  • WHAT: Significant icing. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
    inches and ice accumulations of up to three tenths of an inch.
  • WHERE: Lee, DeKalb, Kane and La Salle Counties.
  • WHEN: Until 9 AM CST Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS: Strong westerly winds are expected to develop
    Tuesday afternoon and continue Tuesday night. These strong
    winds may result in blowing snow and may also increase the
    threat of power outages, especially for areas that see the
    more significant ice accumulations tonight.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Plan on dangerous travel conditions. The
    hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute.