Full coverage of Wednesday's snowfall - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

UPDATED: Full coverage of Wednesday's snowfall


The rain has turned to snow over much of the northern Illinois area, and several villages and cities are declaring snow emergencies.

Snow Emergencies in Effect:

Cherry Valley: No vehicles are allowed to be parked on village streets until all streets are clear of snow.

Machesney Park: Snow Emergency Rules are in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. No vehicles are allowed to park on village streets during that time.

Freeport: Winter parking regulations are in effect for 48 hours, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Rockford: The City of Rockford will begin Odd/Even Parking Rules at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. Cars should be parked on the even side of the street on Wednesday, and moved to the odd side of the street as of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31.

Janesville: Snow emergency declared beginning at 3:00 p.m. All parked vehicles must be removed from streets and public parking lots until plowing operations are finished. Parking is allowed in designated snow emergency stalls. For locations, visit www.ci.janesville.wi.us/snow.

Latest Forecast from the 13 Weather Authority:

The round of snowfall that occurred late this morning remained consistent with the previous forecasts.  Totals ranged from 3 to 6 inches of snow to the north and west of Rockford, around 2 inches in metro Rockford, and a dusting to an inch in areas south and east of Rockford.  For this afternoon, another batch of snow will move in from the southwest.  Additional accumulations of up to an inch are possible across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  A north-northwest wind will be sustained between 15 and 25mph with gusts up to 35mph, creating some blowing and drifting on rural roadways.  Temperatures will continue to tumble from the lower 30s to the lower 20s by dinnertime and the threat for accumulating snow will end.  Overnight low temperatures will be in the single digits with wind chills below zero.


Current closings can be found here.

Weather App Information:

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