Snow, ice make for slippery travel on Monday

Snowfall, heavy in parts, along with strong winds made for some tough travel conditions for Ogle County residents on Monday.

Light rain followed by sleet started to fall across the area around 10 a.m. followed by heavy snow flurries until noon.

The winter weather follows a week of spring-like temperatures last week. Light icing and accumulating snow will be accompanied by steady temperatures in the lower 30s.

Slippery road conditions are to be expected and brief higher snowfall rates will likely overlap with the beginning portion of the evening commute, the National Weather Service said.

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Earleen Hinton

Earleen oversees production and content of 9 community weeklies and has worked for Shaw Newspapers since 1985.