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Winter weather hits Champaign-Urbana

Officials investigate the accident on I-74 involving two semi-trucks Michael Logli

Officials investigate the accident on I-74 involving two semi-trucks Michael Logli

By Daily Illini Staff Report

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. yesterday for the Urbana-Chamapaign area. Up to two inches of snow and sleet were expected.

Champaign’s snow removal ordinance goes into effect 48 hours after the end of a snowfall. The ordinance requires property owners within the City’s University District and Downtown Business District to remove snow from their sidewalks after at least two inches of snow accumulation or if there is ice, sleet or freezing rain.

Tom Costello, assistant managing director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, said that bus routes had few problems and were running normally. MTD has sent out extra buses and supervisors to counter the slower traffic and delays from snow.

“The snow hasn’t really hampered us as much as it has the people in front and behind us,” Costello said.

Due to the weather, an accident occured 20 to 25 minutes away from the University on I-74. One semi-truck involved flipped over after driving into the median while another semi-truck went into a ditch. There are currently no reported fatalities.

Pamela Nisivaco and Michael Logli contributed to this report

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