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217 Today: Major snowstorm barrels its way through the Midwest

A winter storm is expected to drop 12-15

A winter storm is expected to drop 12-15" of snow on Champaign-Urbana by Thursday evening, according to meteorologist Andrew Pritchard. Jim Meadows/Illinois Newsroom

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • State officials are advising people to stay off the roads as much as possible the next couple of days during the winter storm.

  • Snow crews across Champaign County are working twelve-hour shifts to clear the roads.

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker isn’t letting a snowstorm derail his push for tax relief Wednesday.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the snowstorm underway in central Illinois, which could drop as many as 20 inches of snow in spots.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Emily Hays, Dave McKinney and Reginald Hardwick.