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217 Today: Winter storm leaves Illinois roads covered in ice and snow despite plowing efforts

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Most roads across Illinois are completely covered in snow and ice, despite around-the-clock efforts from state and municipal agencies to keep roadways plowed and clear.

  • Champaign County stopped plowing snow off rural roads at sundown last night.

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state is better off financially than when he first took office.

  • Despite the snowy weather, more than 6,000 Illinois basketball fans watched the Illini reclaim first place in the Big Ten conference with an 80-67 win over Wisconsin.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll get a winter storm update with Chambana Weather meteorologist Andrew Pritchard.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dana Cronin, Emily Hays and Alex Degman.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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