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Winter storm warning begins Tuesday night; foot of snow is possible

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The total snowfall forecast through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service's Tuesday morning update.

A winter storm warning is in effect from Tuesday night through Thursday night across central Illinois.

Peoria is expected to see between 8 and 14 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning. Higher snowfall totals are expected further east, toward Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana.

Ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch are expected. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will create blowing and drifting snow Wednesday night into Thursday.

Travel will be nearly impossible at times, according to the weather service. Power outages are also possible.

"Residents are encouraged to assess their activities and plans for the upcoming days," the City of Peoria said Monday afternoon. "Travel could be difficult, and residents are encouraged to stay home, if possible."

The public is asked to observe the posted Snow Route signs if we receive 2 or more inches of snow.

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