Snow and drifting snow is expected to cause problems for travelers this weekend and emergency crews are already put out the warning.
In anticipation of 6 to 10 inches of snow to start Saturday night, the City of Springfield is declaring a snow emergency for this weekend through early next week.
Beginning midnight Sunday, parking along snow routes in Springfield will be prohibited.
The city expects to lift the snow emergency at 7 Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile the Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management expects a snow emergency to be declared for rural roads.
County OEM Director David Butt says he expects a Level 2 Snow Emergency to be declared at some point during the snow event.
A Level 2 Snow Emergency for county roads means only emergency trips will be allowed. Gusting winds up to 25 mph are expected out of the north which means east to west roads can see significant drifting.