FREEPORT, ILLINIOIS — Well, for those of us who have been waiting for snow to fall in Freeport, we got our wish today. As part of the snowstorm rolling through the Midwest, Freeport’s on the tip of the worst of it, and all told we’re expecting 1-2 inches out of it total.
We did receive a few reports of residents stating how slick the roads were. We noticed an accident, of some sort, around 2:00 this afternoon by the FHN Burchard Hills Center. Freeport police were on the scene as well as Alber who was towing a vehicle.
Here’s what Freeport looks like as of this afternoon around the city. The national weather service says Light snow will persist through mid afternoon across northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois. Snow accumulations will generally
be less than an inch along the Highway 20 corridor, with amounts of 1 to 2 inches near Highway 30.
Motorists should exercise caution this afternoon, and take it slow especially while stopping and trying to turn.
There are current Winter Weather Advisory’s and Special Weather Statements for Stephenson, Carroll, Cook, Jo Daviess and Ogle Counties.
On a related note, as of 2:00 pm this afternoon (January 12, 2019) our neighbors, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reports they have responded to:
• 3918 calls for service
• 1790 stranded motorists
• 878 crashes
• 57 injuries
* 4 fatalities
Have a safe weekend.