February 8, 2018

Midwest Winter Storm Warning


Quad Cities IA & IL - A band of snow is expected to develop and spread into parts of eastern Iowa and far northwestern Illinois by late this afternoon. The snow will become heavy at times tonight, with periods of snow then continuing through the day on Friday. Currently the axis of heaviest snow is expected to occur generally along and north of an Iowa City Iowa, to Davenport, and to a Princeton Illinois line where a Winter Storm Warning has been issued. Advisory amount snow accumulations are expected south of this axis from Sigourney Iowa, to Aledo Illinois. Expect a difficult Friday morning commute, especially in the warning areas. Travel will become very hazardous with zero visibility at times in heavy snow and traffic. The snow is expected to taper off from west to east by late Friday afternoon.

Chicago - Heavy snow is expected to spread across northern Illinois early this evening, then continue into Friday. The heaviest snow is forecast to fall within a narrow band north of I-80 tonight, then shift southward to areas along and near I-80 Friday morning. Within this heavy snow band, snowfall rates of 1-2” are expected. Travel tonight into Friday will likely be very difficult to impossible at times. Avoid any unnecessary travel during this time. If travel is required, use extreme caution and ensure that you are carrying emergency supplies in case you become stranded.  Total accumulations could be anywhere from 8-14".


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN...From 3 AM Friday to midnight EST Friday night.


Please be advised, there are distinct possibilities of major delays on deliveries scheduled from tonite through this weekend.  Bulkmatic will advise its shippers of any delays as soon as possible.  Please continue to contact the Inside Sales Department with any questions or concerns.  Any urgent requests for coverage should be sent to urgentresponseteam@bulkmatic.com.  Stay safe!