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Ogle County residents digging out from several inches of snow

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 10:54 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:03 a.m. CDT
Ogle County residents were busy Wednesday morning clearing several inches of snow following Tuesday's winter storm. Here, a county worker clears snow from the east sidewalk of the Ogle County Courthouse in Oregon. Photo by Earleen Hinton
A car sits in the ditch along Ill. 2 south of Oregon Tuesday morning as an Ogle County Sheriff's Deputy monitors the situation. More snow was expected to fall during the afternoon and evening followed by strong winds. Motorists were advised not to travel unless it was an emergency. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Ogle County residents were busy Wednesday morning shoveling out from yesterday's snow storm.

Between 10-12 inches of snow fell across Northern Illinois during the 20-hour storm.

All school districts in Ogle County, as well as those in surrounding counties, cancelled classes on Tuesday in anticipation of heavy snow accumulations.

Ogle County offices closed at noon on Tuesday.

Winds picked up Tuesday night causing drifting on some rural roads.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully as crews continue to clear highways and rural roads.

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