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Snow causes problems for area residents, wind chill warning later today

Additional snow yesterday afternoon and last night has caused problems for motorists in the area.

Around 3 more additional inches of snow is on the ground as most roadways are snow packed and slippery today. Plows have been out since yesterday afternoon clearing the pavement.

Drifting snow has been a problem on many rural roadways. Area residents are reminded that their snow ordinance for their community remains in effect. Park your vehicle on the odd numbered side of the street today so plows can clear the pavement.

The winter weather advisory will remain in effect until noon today. An additional 1 inch is snow is expected with total accumulations at around 4 inches.

A wind chill warning goes into effect at 6 this evening until noon on Tuesday. Temperatures will fall this afternoon to below zero by evening.

The low tonight is expected to be between 18 to 22 below zero with the wind chill at 35 to 45 below zero. Winds will be out of the northwest tonight at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

Monday, the high temperature is expected to be between 14 to 18 below zero. Winds chills will range from 40 to 50 below zero.

On Tuesday, the high is expected to be 3 below to 1 above zero. Temperatures will be in the lower 30's by next weekend.

The Rochelle Street Department will be removing snow from the downtown area Monday morning starting at 3.

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