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Information Related to Winter Storm

Jan 25, 2021

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Lee, Des Moines, and Van Buren counties in southeast Iowa, Clark and Scotland counties in northeast Missouri, and Knox, Warren, and Henderson counties in western Illinois.

The warning remains in effect until noon on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The NWS predicts heavy snowfall of 5 to 12 inches along with light ice accumulations. Travel could become very difficult. Widespread blowing and drifting snow could significantly reduce visibility.

In addition, the NWS issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of the TSPR listening region. It also remains in effect until noon Tuesday.

Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch are possible. Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

Closings, Cancellations, and other Announcements

The City of Burlington public meeting regarding collective bargaining, scheduled for Tuesday, has been canceled.

All Carl Sandburg College campuses will close at noon on Monday, January 25 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 26.

The Dallas City Elementary School District will hold a remote learning day on Tuesday, January 26.

The City of Galesburg issued a snow emergency. It takes effect Monday at 3:30 p.m. Parking will be prohibited on all city streets. Vehicles parked on city streets (except in the central business district) will be subject to ticketing and towing. The parking prohibition will remain in effect until all streets are cleared.

Also in Galesburg, the city has canceled Monday's city council work session and Tuesday's meeting of the police pension commission.

The Illini West High School District will use remote learning on Tuesday, January 26.

The LaHarpe School District will hold a remote learning day on Tuesday, January 26.

Southeastern Community College is closing all its sites at noon Monday.

Western Illinois University issued a weather advisory for its Macomb and Moline campuses. It continues through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. Both campuses will remain open and classes will be held. Faculty, staff, and students are asked to make their own decisions regarding attendance and to use their judgment concerning travel conditions.