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Local Officials Gear Up For Expected Snow

While it won't be Nor'easter, central Illinois is bracing for the most significant snowfall of the season this weekend.

An expected 5 to 8 inches could fall in parts of the area between Saturday night and Sunday. As residents brace for the coming weather, local authorities are encouraging you take some basic safety measures. Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers says there's some things you'll want in your car in the event you get caught in the expected depths of snow.

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Getting to and from necessary destinations, such as work or appointments, becomes a top priority for anyone during snow events and curiosity about road conditions peaks. According to Chief Lowers, during these events your contact should not be the dispatch center for DeWitt County. He says there are other sources available to keep you up to date on the latest road conditions.

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Being Super Bowl weekend, the Chief recognizes traffic will likely increase as you gather for various parties and get-togethers, he says if the snow does come as it is being projected to take your time getting to your location. He advises slowing down and giving plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you and to begin your stops earlier than you might normally.

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