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Little accumulation from Monday's snow

Published: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 2:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 11:58 p.m. CDT
Crystal Lake Park District employees Jim Pecoraro of Crystal Lake (left) and Frank Walsh of Johnsburg install barriers for a sledding hill at Veteran Acres Park Monday. Kyle Grillot -

How quickly we forget.

Some motorists can be caught of guard by snowstorms early in the season, local officials said, so it's best to use extra caution on roads.

"We always want people to be very cautious on the first few storms of the year because people need to get used to it," said Mark DeVries, McHenry County Division of Transportation's maintenance superintendent. "It's a different sent of driving conditions, and like everything, it takes a little time getting used to."

Less than an inch of snow accumulation was reported in McHenry County, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Richard Castro.

Some area roads have been reported to be icy and slick.

The main body of Monday's snowstorm had moved out of the area, but the National Weather Service is predicting wind gusts up to 25 to 30 mph in the area. The gusts could reduce visibility down to a half mile or less at times.

Tuesday's forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of snow flurries, and the rest of the week looks clear for McHenry County.

People traveling east on Interstate 80 on Wednesday should plan for a significant lake effect snow storm, Castro said.

– Chelsea McDougall

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