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Winter Storm Warning: What conditions are being reported around the area

According to the National Weather Service, freezing drizzle and light snow is expected to accumulate through Saturday afternoon, January 11.  Between two and fo...
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A winter storm warning is in effect for the Quad Cities area.

According to the National Weather Service, freezing drizzle and light snow is expected to accumulate through Saturday afternoon, January 11.  Between two and four inches of snow and up to one tenth of an inch of ice are expected.

The storm warning was expected to last all of Saturday.

Television station KCCI reported that a westbound semitrailer on I-80 crashed early Saturday morning in Cedar County near Iowa City, west of the Quad Cities.  This crash happened around 12:10 a.m. Saturday.

Around 10 a.m. snow was reportedly falling around the immediate Quad Cities.

At 9:55 a.m., a News 8 viewer said snow was starting up on the west side of Davenport.

Just before 9:30 a.m. a report out of Bettendorf said there was a “glaze of ice on everything” amounting to less than a tenth of an inch.

At 9:15 a.m. freezing rain was reported in Cambridge, in Henry County, Illinois.  Power was also reported out.  At the same time, 2,200 MidAmerican energy customers were without power in the immediate Quad Cities.

Around 9:05 a.m., a report of accumulating ice was up to about a dime-sized thickness in West Burlington, Iowa.  Freezing rain was “trying to change over to snow,” according to a trained spotter’s report to the National Weather Service.

Before 9 a.m., several crashes were reported along I-80, including on the I-80 Bridge near LeClaire. Police were urging drivers to avoid the area.  The bridge was open again by 9:50 a.m.

Around 6:30 a.m. MidAmerican Energy reported nearly 1,000 customers in the Quad Cities were without power.

Around 6:30 a.m. a trained spotter reported ice on trees and freezing rain around North Liberty in Johnson County.

Before 6:30 a.m., almost 2 inches of snow was reported at the Dubuque Regional Airport.

At 5:14 a.m. snow was being reported in Cedar Rapids, northwest of the Quad Cities.

At 4:10 a.m. freezing rain was being reported at the Davenport Airport in Scott County.  This report came in from an official National Weather Service observer.

Around 12:30 a.m. freezing rain was reported to the NWS in Cedar County.  The report specified that there was about a quarter of inch of ice on trees and said roads were just starting to get icy.

Ice accumulation was being reported Friday night north of the Quad Cities in Jo Daviess County, with about a tenth of an inch of ice accumulating on elevated surfaces.