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January Shocker: Snowstorm's on the Way

Second winter storm of the season to arrive Friday, bringing with it the potential for 3 to 6 inches of snow, forecasters say.

January Shocker: Snowstorm's on the Way

More cold, snowy weather is headed this way, according to the National Weather Service, which is saying there's a 100 percent chance of the white stuff falling throughout the day and night Friday.

As of right now, the prediction is there will be 3 to 5 inches of snow before it's finished.

Before that happens, though, we're in for a frigid night, with temperatures expected to plummet to 0 and wind chills to register at 10 below.

The good news in this story should arrive Sunday, when temperatures climb to near 40 and there's a 30 percent chance of rain, the Weather Service says.

LIVE MAP: Check the Traffic Situation Before You Begin Your Commute

Before you start your Friday morning commute, check Patch’s live traffic map for delays and visit the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Getting Around Illinois Web site for information on road conditions.

You can also call the 's snowplowing hot line number, 815-609-6145, to check on conditions, or follow the Plainfield Public Works Department on Facebook and Twitter, where updates will be posted.

You'll also find more information on Plainfield's snow removal procedures at www.plainfield-il.org/residentinfo/seasonalnotices.php#Snowplowing. Typically, the village focuses on major thoroughfares, especially before rush hours, before clearing secondary and residential routes, according to the Web site.

"When snow reaches two or more inches, the village begins a plowing operation," the site says. "A secondary group is called out to help with the plowing in addition to the salt shift. As salt trucks continue to work on plowing their primary and arterial streets, other snowplow trucks begin to work on side streets.  

"Alleys, cul-de-sacs, and dead ends are done towards the end of the storm due to low traffic volume. The last task is pushing back corners, cleaning up areas where cars may have been parked, and one last check through the entire route to re-salt and plow where necessary. This operation will last about 14 to 18 hours after the last of the snow has fallen (under normal conditions)."

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