Ice Storm Warnings threaten northern Illinois

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Nearly one week after record-breaking cold temperatures, northern Illinois faces an ice storm warning.

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for more than a dozen northern Illinois counties from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle and Stephenson counties are among the areas facing an ice storm warning. The National Weather Service says these counties could see significant ice accumulation up to four-tenths of an inch as a result of freezing rain.

If possible, drivers are encouraged to stay off the roads while the ice storm warning is in effect. Those who need to drive could experience delays and slower commutes for safety.

Experts say the ice could also lead to power outages and tree damage. If you experience a power outage, you are encouraged to contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661.

The ice storm warnings have already caused several delays and closures, which can be viewed here​. For the latest developments throughout the ice storm warning, tune in to 23 News at 5, 6 and 10.