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A winter storm brought widespread freezing rain, sleet, and rain to the region Thursday morning (Feb. 7) across eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, and northeast Missouri. This event fell on the heels of another freezing rain event on Feb. 5-6.  Slick roads, driveways, and sidewalks were common with numerous accidents on major highways. Ice accumulations between a tenth and two tenths of an inch were common. Some higher ice amounts were reported in Stephenson county in Illinois.  

Strong winds and cold air were found behind this storm with winds gusting between 35 and 50 mph. This caused many tree limbs to fall due to the weight of ice on them. Wind chills also dropped down into the -15 to -25 degree range late Thursday and early Friday.

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