Mid-January winter storm drops several inches, shuts down southern Illinois

By Isabel Miller, Photography and Multimedia Editor

UPDATE 8:30 A.M. – I-57 has been reopened, according to Illinois State Police. Official measurements from last night’s storm have not been yet released by the National Weather Service due to strong winds.


“Lingering hazards from Saturday’s winter storm include impaired travel, bitterly cold temperatures and even blowing snow in some locations,” the National Weather Service announced in a warning Sunday. “Travel this morning is not recommended.”

I-57 from Marion to Mt. Vernon was closed late Saturday evening due to icy conditions and multiple accidents. Strong winds continue in Carbondale.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Photography and Multimedia editor Isabel Miller can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @IsabelMMiller.

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