UPDATE: Winter took a while to get going in the Quad Cities, but now, it’s here — making it a snowy start to 2022.

Heavy snow and bitter, cold temperatures could be seen and felt when stepping outside on Saturday.

Strong winds caused blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibilities, on top of hazardous travel from snow-covered roads.

Chief Meteorologist Andy McCray said the snowfall started up early Saturday morning and hadn’t really let up by the 6 p.m. newscast, with a winter storm warning in effect until midnight Sunday.

He checked with the Iowa DOT and Illinois DOT to find out that all roads in the area were covered with snow, with the exception of interstates, which were being regularly plowed.

Not many cars were spotted on traffic cams around 6 p.m.

Local 4’s Matt Holderman provided a live look at the road conditions on Iowa side, while Local 4’s Kennedy Cook scoped out the conditions on the Iowa side.

Find a complete list of snow totals on both sides of the river here.

EARLIER UPDATE: Local 4 News, FOX 18 News and OurQuadCities.com are providing team coverage of Saturday’s winter weather conditions.

Chief Meteorologist Andy McCray says, as of 3 p.m., parts of the Quad Cities accumulated at least 2 to 3 inches of snow.

Snowfall is expected to occur throughout the evening until around midnight on Sunday.

Heavy snow will continue until 6 p.m., with lighter snowfall wrapping up between 9 p.m. and midnight.

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A time-lapse video of snowfall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Rock Island. (Katrina Rose, OurQuadCities.com)