National Weather Service Issue Ice Storm Warning for Cook; DuPage

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a ice storm warning for Cook; DuPage starting on 2019-02-12 00:59:00. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to NWS 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 with total ice accumulations of a up to
    a half inch.
  • WHERE: DuPage and Cook Counties.
  • WHEN: Until 9 AM CST this morning.
  • IMPACTS: Strong westerly winds are expected to develop this
    afternoon and continue tonight. These strong winds will
    increase the threat of power outages later today and tonight.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Plan on icy road conditions. The hazardous
    conditions will impact the morning commute.

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