Coles County under winter storm warning  (Updated)

Jason Howell, Online Editor

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Update 1: with tweet from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Update 2: the warning has been canceled.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Winter Storm Warning for 17 Illinois counties in east central Illinois including Coles County starting at 6 p.m. Friday night.

The warning, set to expire 6 p.m. Saturday, is in anticipation of heavy snow with accumulations of 4-7 inches during the over-night hours.

Only absolutely necessary travel is recommended, along with storing food, water and a flashlight in your vehicle.

The Illinois Department of Transportation advised in a tweet that road conditions will deteriorate as the night goes on.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook anticipates wind chill values of at least -15 degrees late Sunday night into Monday morning.