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‘Very Difficult to Impossible’ Travel Conditions Expected, NWS Says – NBC Chicago

As a winter storm approaches the southern part of the Chicago area, potentially bringing 6 to 12 inches of snow, the National Weather Service says travel could become “very difficult-impossible.” ” on Wednesday.

The winter storm warning will be in effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday for Kankakee County in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana.

Forecasters say heavy snowfall is expected in those locations through Wednesday, with another snowfall Wednesday night and into Thursday, causing even more snow to accumulate in parts of the country. affected area.

“Travel will be so difficult that it will be impossible,” the NWS said.

Officials said heavy snowfall is expected to begin Tuesday night and last through Wednesday before reducing the odds of heaviest snowfall in the afternoon and evening.

LaSalle, Grundy, Cook and Will counties will experience winter storms starting Tuesday night, according to NWS officials. While projections are suggesting that the heaviest snow is likely to be south of that area, any deviation from the storm’s path could lead to large accumulations in those communities, forcing the NWS to reminding people to be cautious.

Officials say that the amount of snowfall can vary “several inches over a distance of 10 to 20 miles.”

https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/travel-expected-to-be-very-difficult-to-impossible-during-winter-storm-nws-says/2744794/ ‘Very Difficult to Impossible’ Travel Conditions Expected, NWS Says – NBC Chicago

DUSTIN JONES

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