Heavy snow falls across region

Heavy, wet snow fell in front of the Oregon Junior-Senior High School late Thursday afternoon while a school worker tried to clear the sidewalk as a winter storm moved through the region. Several inches of snow was forecast.

OREGON — Heavy, wet snow began falling across the regional late Thursday with several inches forecast through the evening and into early Friday morning.

The National Weather Service said accumulating wet snow was expected “ranging from 2- to 4 inches near the I-88 corridor, to 4- to 7 inches closer to the Wisconsin border.”

Nearly 3 inches had fallen in Oregon by dusk.

“Untreated roads will become snow covered and travel difficult, through 11 p.m. this evening when the heaviest snow is expected to fall,” officials said.

Snow rates could reach 1 inch per hour with the heavy, wet snow making shoveling hazardous to residents.

Earleen Hinton

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