Snow rollers were observed across a large part of central Illinois on February 17, after wet snow was blown around by northwest winds. These snow rollers were photographed next to our office. (click image to enlarge)
Heavy snowfall of 6 to 10 inches, accompanied by blowing and drifting, occurred in parts of central and southeast Illinois from the morning until the early evening. Several weather related traffic accidents resulted in nine serious injures, and one fatality. A 16 year old male was killed in a one-car accident near Oakland, in Coles County. Four people were injured in a traffic accident near Neoga (Cumberland County), three were injured in an accident near Assumption (Christian County), and two were injured in an accident near Windsor (Shelby County). A second, but smaller, band of heavy snow occurred from eastern Morgan County into northern Sangamon County, where 6 to 8 inches were reported.