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Blizzard slams southern Illinois

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:28:53 CST

Blizzard slams southern Illinois A powerful winter storm hit much of the nations midsection. The National Weather Service says between eight and ten inches of snow fell in southern Illinois Christmas night, and the region could have a few more problems after the system moved out headed to the north east. Lead Forecaster Dan Spaeth says while the snow may be gone conditions will be dangerous:


"Even when the snow is not falling anymore, there will be drifting and blowing of snow which may make it difficult to keep the roads clear and have safe travel through the area."

This is the first time the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Carbondale area. Roads are snow and ice covered across the region, and transportation crews say the blowing and drifting snow will make things dangerous for the next several days.

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