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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.

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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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