Springfield -- Illinois
residents are digging out from another thick blanket of snow and bracing for
the return of sub-zero temperatures.
The National Weather Service says 7 inches of snow fell at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as of
noon on Wednesday, with about 5 to almost 8 inches falling in the suburbs.
The blast in northern Illinois followed
heavy snows in central Illinois that dropped 8
inches just west of Springfield
overnight. Meanwhile, parts of southern Illinois
got an inch or two.
Forecasters say the snow will be followed by bitter temperatures, with lows
of about 5 below zero in northern Illinois to
minus 7 in central Illinois.
Wind chills could make temperatures feel as cold as 20 below in some areas.
Thursday's highs are expected to be in the single digits.
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