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  • Fairbury News staff

City gets second blast of winter

Veteran's Day snow falls in downtown Fairbury Monday.

Despite Monday’s blast of winter, the shelves of Dave’s Supermarket had plenty of milk and bread.

The second snow of the season, which fell on Veteran’s Day, resulted in slick morning and afternoon commutes for many and prompted the Prairie Central School District to close two hours early. A district bus was struck from behind while at the railroad tracks in Chenoa today and all of the students on board were checked and cleared by an EMT.

A planned Veteran’s Day ceremony at Prairie Central High School was rescheduled to Tuesday at the same time. Ceremonies at Pontiac and Bloomington were moved inside out of the elements.

Roads in town weren’t bad but many country roads had a glaze of ice from precipitation which fell throughout the day combined with strong winds. The snow event started after 6 a.m. and temperatures slowly fell throughout the day.

The season’s first snow for Fairbury came on Halloween, which made for an interesting night of trick-or-treating less than two weeks ago. Many are wondering what the weather will do for Thanksgiving.

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