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Snow sparks crashes throughout DeKalb County

Temporary parking ban lifted

A snowplow makes its way down West Lincoln Highway during the snowfall Feb. 5 in DeKalb.
A snowplow makes its way down West Lincoln Highway during the snowfall Feb. 5 in DeKalb.

DeKALB – Snowy roads wreaked havoc on traffic around the DeKalb County area Monday afternoon and caused DeKalb City officials to temporarily ban parking along designated snow routes.

A 39-year-old Shabbona woman was traveling east on Route 30 near Waterman around 5 p.m. Monday, when she lost control of her car because of the snow and landed in a ditch, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

While the woman was in the ditch, a 17-year-old girl, who had also been driving east on Route 30, lost control and struck the Shabbona woman's car. No one was injured, and the girl was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

Around 7:20 p.m. in Sandwich, a 30-year-old Sandwich man lost control while driving south on East Sandwich Road, south of Chicago Road, and struck a northbound vehicle, deputies said. Neither he nor the 48-year-old Sandwich man in the other vehicle were injured.

No one was injured in an earlier crash involving a car and a school bus in Shabbona, either.

DeKalb Public Works officials also asked motorists to remove their vehicles from all designated snow routes because the snow had exceeded two inches of accumulation. The ban, which went into effect at 6:30 p.m. Monday, was lifted about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, once plowing was complete.

Officials asked residents to keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow, as well.

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