snowfall central Illinois
Morgan Miller carries her one-year-old daughter Mia Jennings as she shovels the stairs to her Springfield home Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Miller said she’s learned how to do a lot of things while holding a baby in the last year. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register photo)

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfall levels after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend.

Springfield’s State Journal-Register reports that the state capital broke a 55-year record for daily snowfall on Saturday. It cites the National Weather Service as saying the 8.4 inches of snow that fell on the city broke a previous record for a Jan. 12 in 1964 of 6.6 inches.

The storm began Friday and lasted into Sunday. The weather service says 11.5 inches of snow fell on Springfield over the three days.

Jacksonville, some 30 miles west of Springfield, outdid that total. It got up to 16 inches, prompting school officials to cancels classes for Monday.

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