Snow continues to fall in Illinois

Published: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 7:32 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO — The snow is continuing to fall and forecasters say some northern Illinois communities could get another eight inches of fluffy lake effect snow.

The National Weather Service in Romeoville says Thursday's lake effect snow could extend as far west as Joliet.

Chicago is expected to get another 4 to 6 inches, although small pockets could receive up to eight inches.

Forecasters say some areas of northern Illinois have already received more than 11 inches of snow from the storm system. By midnight, O'Hare International Airport received more than 5 inches of snow.

In central Illinois, accumulations were about three inches Wednesday, but another 2 to 4 inches were expected to fall Thursday. Southwestern Illinois could get five inches.

According to, about 130 flights have been canceled at O'Hare.

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