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This is Spring?


DECATUR - It has arrived. The snowstorm that had many people on edge has hit central Illinois, leaving many wondering what happened to Spring.

Some are taking a tongue-in-cheek approach.

"That groundhog must be one big prankster," one traveler told WAND News.

"This is crazy. I can't see why anyone would want to be out in this," another said.

WAND's JC Fultz says the heaviest band of snow is expected to fall along the I-72 corridor with four to eight inches possible.

Dozens of accidents have been reported; road crews and emergency personnel are expecting a very busy day and night.

The system moving through Illinois is the same system crippling much of the Midwest. States from Missouri to Ohio remain under winter storm warnings and are expecting anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow.

Near Denver, Colorado northbound Interstate 25 was shut down Saturday after dozens vehicles either crashed or spun off the roadway, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Stay tuned to WAND News - central Illinois' best source for news and weather - for updates on the weather.

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