By the numbers

1979 the last time the University closed because of snow

28.3 the number of inches of snowfall in January of 1979

26.2 average yearly snowfall from 1971-2000

12 number of hours worked by Champaign Public Works employees who were plowing snow Tuesday

10,000 the approximate cost of clearing snow per inch in Urbana

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24 the number of hours expected to clear University streets and sidewalks after the snowfall stops

15 highest 24-hour snowfall, recorded Jan 1-2, 1999

-25 record low recorded: Feb 9, 1899; Feb 13, 1905; Jan 19, 1994; Jan 5, 1999

3 a.m. the time that snow plows started running in Urbana

12 p.m. the time that Champaign County stopped plowing operations on county highways

1:30 p.m. the time that Champaign County highways outside of Champaign and Urbana closed

6 p.m. the time that the Wal-Mart located at 2401 N. Prospect Ave. closed

7 p.m. the time that the Mass Transit District bus services ended

*note: all times are for Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Source: Illinois State Climatologist Web site