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Tri-States battle icy weather

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Severe thunderstorms are in the forecast this week as temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 50's.  This comes after an icy blast hit early Sunday morning making travel difficult and closing several churches.

The Tri-States woke up to a glaze of ice covering cars and streets. Jered Grant keeps the exterior of Blessing Hospital safe for patients.  He was called into work to help clear sidewalks early this morning.  But first, he had to brave an icy commute.

"I came in on Oak Street and I was just kind of testing it out to see how slick it was and it was a little slick this morning," he said.  

Grant takes salting the sidewalks seriously because he knows they can get really slick. City of Quincy Central Services Supervisor Randy Reis agrees.

"I've heard some radio traffic with the ambulance and fire had to respond to a couple falls, and it sounded like people were getting injured," Reis said.  

Reis spent his morning supervising the salting of roads.

"It doesn't look like that's going to happen. It looks like the temperature's going to be in the upper forties and even warmer tomorrow," Reis said.

Ice, rain, and temperatures starting to warm above average. Just the start of a week of extreme weather swings.

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