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Winter storm brings about one-quarter inch of ice to Will County

Local schools delay start

Ice can be seen coating branches in this photo posted on the Plainfield Police Department's Facebook page Tuesday morning.
Ice can be seen coating branches in this photo posted on the Plainfield Police Department's Facebook page Tuesday morning.

Another winter storm blew through the Will County area Monday night into Tuesday morning, leaving ice and downed power lines in its wake.

The National Weather Service said in a tweet Tuesday morning that the Will County area accumulated the predicted one-quarter inch of ice from Monday into Tuesday.

The service had implemented a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday and warned motorists to prepare for slippery roads.

Schools in Wilmington and Morris opened late Tuesday, and Peotone District 207U canceled classes altogether after the storm.

There appeared to be hundreds without power Tuesday morning, according to the ComEd outage map.

Plainfield police warned on their Facebook page that more downed wires could be expected, as winds picked up Tuesday.

Illinois State Police Trooper DeAnn Falat said police handled several crashes involving cars in ditches because of the storm, including one on Tuesday morning in which a light pole and highway sign were knocked down along Interstate 55.

A dense fog advisory was in effect until noon Tuesday, and a wind advisory would be in effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

“When driving in inclement weather, we ask all drivers to drive carefully and give themselves time to get to their destinations safely,” Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said.

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