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Bloomington-Normal expecting 2-3 inches of snow overnight and Wednesday

National Weather Service at Lincoln
The snowfall forecast as of 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Bloomington-Normal is expecting to see 2 to 3 inches of snow starting overnight and through the day Wednesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions during Wednesday morning's commute. The heaviest snow is expected between midnight Tuesday and noon Wednesday.

Southeastern parts of Illinois are expected to see even higher snowfall totals.

You can monitor interstate and state road conditions at GettingAroundIllinois.com. You can also track Bloomington's snow-removal progress on its interactive map.

Tips if you must travel, from the Illinois Department of Transportation:

  • Fill up your gas tank and pack winter weather essentials, such as a cell phone charger, warm clothes, blankets, food, water, first aid kit, washer fluid and ice scraper.
  • Check the forecast and make sure someone is aware of your travel route and schedule.
  • Use extra caution in areas susceptible to icing, including ramps, bridges, curves and shaded areas.
  • Give snowplows plenty of room and move over for emergency responders. Don’t crowd the plow!
  • Always wear a seat belt. It’s the law and your best protection in the event of a crash.
  • If you are involved in a crash, remain inside your vehicle. Exiting your vehicle near a busy road can have fatal consequences.
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