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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Region walloped by 9 to 14 inches of snow

  • The forecasted snow storm struck Saline County early Wednesday morning. Snow started falling after 1 a.m. and began to pile-up as early as 3 a.m.
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  • The forecasted snow storm struck Saline County early Wednesday morning. Snow started falling after 1 a.m. and began to pile-up as early as 3 am.
    Saline County Central Dispatch received several reports of vehicles off the roadway and stuck in snow, but no reports of car accidents that involved any injuries had been received by noon, Wednesday, according to a release from Sheriff Keith Brown.
    Around Saline County morning reports of snow depths ranged from 12 inches in Stonefort, to 14 inches in Harrisburg, 14 inches north of Carrier Mills and 9 inches near Harco. Gallatin County appears to have received around 6 inches as recorded near Junction.
    Blowing snow was mounting snow drifts up to 3 feet high and visibilities were down to as low as 1/4 mile.
    Motorist are asked to stay off highways and streets, unless urgent. Snow plows are slowly making progress and less traffic makes the snow plow drivers job much easier.
    In Harrisburg by late morning several motorists could be scene trying to maneuver their vehicles out of high drifts and trying to shovel snow out of alleys to free their stuck vehicles.
    Residents are asked not to call the emergency dispatch center asking for road conditions or when their street will be plowed, according to the release. These calls tie up the phone lines for emergency calls.

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