JOLIET – A winter weather advisory was issued for Will, Grundy and Kendall counties beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday.
The National Weather Service warned residents to expect snow and slippery road conditions during the morning commute Monday. Snowfall is expected to accumulate to about 3 to 5 inches.
This warning was for several counties in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.
The advisory also warned residents to be prepared for reduced visibility at times. which could lead to travel difficulties. Use caution while driving.
The Joliet Weather Center posted on its Facebook page about a storm system that was moving into the Midwest late Sunday that should have caused light to moderate snow.
“Even though we knew snow would occur, accumulations were originally just a few inches,” director and lead forecaster Jeremy Hylka said in the statement. “But as the computer models have been showing and are in well agreement with each other, several inches of a long snow event will occur across northern Illinois.”
Multiple calls to Joliet and Will County officials about preparation for the snowfall were not returned. If snowplows were to be deployed in Joliet, they would start by plowing major streets, bridges and roads around local hospitals, then subdivision mains and collector streets, and then other residential areas.
You can learn more about the city of Joliet snow removal policies on the city website.