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Update: NIU, Kish cancel night classes; public schools cancel night events

Snow and slush cover the sidewalk Monday on Lincoln Highway near the intersection with Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb.
Snow and slush cover the sidewalk Monday on Lincoln Highway near the intersection with Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb.

With the forecast predicting a storm that could leave the area coated in almost a half-inch sheet of ice, some local organizations are cancelling events scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Northern Illinois University has canceled night classes after 6 p.m., according to a Facebook post, and Kishwaukee College will close at 5 p.m., according to a news release from the college. The DeKalb Public Library is also closing at 5 p.m., according to an email from staff.

DeKalb-based District 428 has said it will postpone some after-school activities. According to a post on the District's Twitter page, the scheduled varsity and sophomore boys basketball games have been rescheduled for Feb. 13. Ottawa High School, which is scheduled to face Sycamore in varsity and sophomore boys basketball, said the games have been postponed with no make-up date announced. Also postponed was a scheduled girls basketball matchups between Genoa-Kingston and Richmond-Burton, and Kaneland at Plainfield South, along with an Indian Creek boys basketball game at Mooseheart.

Hiawatha District 426 has also canceled its after-school activities, according to a post on the district's Facebook page. Sycamore District 427 has canceled its events for tonight, according to an email.

The Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb has announced that the scheduled showing of "The Sting" has been postponed until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The DeKalb area could see up to four-tenths of an inch of ice as a result of the coming storm, which the National Weather Service predicts could begin as soon as 6 p.m. and end as late as 6 a.m. Wednesday.

An winter weather alert from the weather service, travel could be "nearly impossible" on untreated surfaces, and that power outages and tree damage are also possible.

The Daily Chronicle is your source for local news on severe weather, and we're committed to serving our communities and bringing readers the information they need to be safe during periods of severe weather.

Expect our newspapers, websites and social media outlets to contain the latest information about weather-related cancellations, hazards, and other bulletins you need to plan ahead and stay safe.

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