Up to 8 inches of snow forecast in Illinois

Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 4:02 p.m.CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A snow storm is snarling traffic and forcing cancellations across parts of Illinois.

The National Weather Service on Monday forecast up to 8 inches of snow for areas of northern Illinois and 5 inches in central Illinois. A winter storm warning was in effect Monday for Illinois north of Bloomington to the Wisconsin state line. Forecasters say little or no snow is expected in southern Illinois because of higher temperatures.

Illinois State University canceled classes starting at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the storm was creating dangerous driving conditions and urged motorists to be careful. The department reported that roads were snow or ice covered in the central and northern parts of the state. Roads in the Chicago area had patchy snow and ice.

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