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Winter storm brings up to 8 inches of snow, bring icy roads to central Illinois


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — A winter storm moving across Illinois has brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Sunday for counties south of Springfield spanning the St. Louis area, Salem and Effingham. It calls for snow over much of east central and southeastern Illinois with winds up to 10 mph and icy road conditions.

According to the weather service, preliminary local snow totals were about 8 inches in Effingham, DeWitt, Vermilion and Scott counties as of Sunday morning. The snow is part of a larger system moving through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

IDOT says it pretreated bridges, overpasses and ramps prone to icing and will have 1,700 trucks responding.

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