Record Snowfall Reported in Central Illinois

Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfalls after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend.

Springfield's State Journal-Register reports that the state capital broke a 55-year record for daily snowfall on Saturday. It cites the National Weather Service as saying the 8.4 inches of snow that fell on the city broke a previous record for a Jan. 12 in 1964 of 6.6 inches.

The storm began Friday and lasted into Sunday. The weather service says 11.5 inches of snow fell on Springfield over the three days.

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Jacksonville, some 30 miles west of Springfield, outdid that total. It got up to 16 inches, prompting school officials to cancels classes for Monday.

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