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February 1, 2008

Snow, closings pile up overnight

DANVILLE — Today became a three-day weekend for kids and adults alike after overnight snows dumped several inches throughout the area.

School — including Danville Area Community College — business and public service closings, including the county courthouse, county health department and the Danville Public Library, piled up throughout Thursday evening and this morning as people awakened to falling snow and rising drifts from Hoopeston to Ridge Farm and across central Illinois.

ThyssenKrupp employees were asked to call (217) 444-5501 today for instructions on hours of operation at ThyssenKrupp Presta Danville; LLC ThyssenKrupp Presta Cold Forging; LLC Systrand Presta Engine Systems; and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Services.

Snow totals estimated at between 6 and 7 inches were reported at the Danville/Vermilion County Emergency Management Building this morning. But calls for assistance stood at zero, according to director Ted Fisher.

The same was true in the county, where Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Dennis Wood said accidents were few and far between during the night.

“There was plenty of warning about this thing,” Wood said this morning. “The traffic was really down.”

Only a couple slide-offs were reported to the sheriff’s department.

Public Works Director Doug Ahrens said the city ran snow plow crews Thursday night for a while before picking up again this morning. He said the main streets through Danville were OK with a pass through most of the residential areas.

Danville officials declared a snow emergency in effect until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Vehicles cannot park in the street along designated snow routes.

Seven snow plow crews were out in the county at 5 a.m. today to clear roadways, said Vermilion County Highway Commissioner Bob Andrews. By 7 a.m., roads in the county’s route were considered passable.

Andrews said the crews will be out all day today working on the roads. How well they do, however, depends on Mother Nature.

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