Updated at 1 p.m. March 5:
The winter storm has prompted the following closures or cancellelations on Tuesday:
- District 113A schools
- District 210 schools
- Lemont Public Library (closed at noon)
- A parent education forum on preventing pre/teen drug use at Old Quarry Middle School is cancelled and will be rescheduled.
- Lemont Park District has cancelled Kettleball, Bootcamp, Zumbatomic and Rec basketball practices and Karate. Preschool and dance classes, as well as gymnastics and Itty Bitty Hoops classes will be held as scheduled. The park district will monitor conditions and adjustments may be made later today. Check the park district's website for updates.
- Lemont Park District will move fencing to The CORE on Court 1 (The CORE will remain open for fitness operations and classes, open gym/swim, as long as instructors and guards are able to arrive safely.)
If you are aware of other closures or cancellations due to today's winter storm, tell us in the comments.
A winter storm may bring 7 to 10 inches of snow to northern Illinois and and Northwest Indiana by Tuesday night, according to a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service.
The Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until midnight Central Standard Time Tuesday.
The Weather Service predicts the storm will bring light snow late Monday night and become more widespread through mid-morning. Heavy snow is possible from late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening.
Heavy snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches is expected across most areas, with locally higher amounts possible.
The weather service also predicts snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible at times and northeasterly winds gusting to 25-30 mph into Tuesday night could make travel extremely dangerous at times.
Due to the Winter Storm Warning, the National Weather Service recommends if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle.
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