An early season winter storm blew through northeastern Illinois late Sunday night into Monday morning, leaving school closings and slippery roads in its wake.
Will County appeared to fare better than other collar counties, with approximately 3 to 4 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of McHenry County saw 6 to 10 inches after the storm.
The weather service issued a winter storm warning for Will and Grundy counties, effective through 9 a.m. Monday, that said travel could be difficult due to snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and additional snowfall during the morning rush hour.
Illinois State Police also warned motorists to allow for extra travel time and bring cell phone chargers, snacks, water and extra blankets in case of the possibility of becoming stranded.
The hazardous weather outlook caused some area schools to close or delay start times Monday. Some of those schools include:
•Joliet Junior College - delayed start until 10 a.m.
•Joliet District 86 - closed
•Plainfield District 202 - closed
•Valley View District 365U - closed
•Crete-Monee School District 201-U - closed
•Cathedral of St. Raymond School - closed
•Chaney-Monge Elementary School - closed
•New Lenox School District 122 - closed
•Summit Hill School District 161 - closed
•Joliet District 204 - closed
•Lockport District 205 - closed
•Peotone District 207-U - closed
•Lemont District 210 - closed
•Troy District 30-C - closed
•Richland School District 88A - closed
•Channahon School District 17 - closed
•Minooka School District 201 - closed
•Minooka District 111 - closed
•Rockdale District 84 - closed
•Joliet Catholic Academy is closed, and the Hilltoppers' celebration of their state champion football team has been postponed
For a full list of area school closures, visit emergencyclosingcenter.com.