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  • sNOw school: Campus closes, but services continue despite blizzard

    Passengers board an MTD bus at the Transit Plaza on Wright Street during a Feb. 6 snowstorm that dropped 4 1/2 inches of snow on Champaign-Urbana. A week later, a blizzard dumped an additional 13 inches of snow. High winds and blowing snow made streets and sidewalks impassable, prompting the UI to cancel classes for the first time since 1979.

    The weather outside is frightful
    Passengers board an MTD bus at the Transit Plaza on Wright Street during a Feb. 6 snowstorm that dropped 4 1/2 inches of snow on Champaign-Urbana. A week later, a blizzard dumped an additional 13 inches of snow. High winds and blowing snow made streets and sidewalks impassable, prompting the UI to cancel classes for the first time since 1979.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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