Friday, April 19, 2013
The Fox River in Algonquin is expected to continue to rise in the coming day, causing issues for those living in the area. Village officials are urging motorists to avoid the downtown area.
Widespread flooding Thursday left its mark on the area and could continue to wreak havoc for some McHenry County residents as we head into the weekend — especially those living near the Fox River in Algonquin. The village of Algonquin declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon as the Fox River rose above its flood stage of 9.5 feet to 11.9 feet. The waters are expected to crest at 14 feet on Saturday before starting to recede. McHenry County also declared a state of emergency Thursday. With more flooding expected, police are urging motorists to avoid the downtown Algonquin area. “We don’t want people near the river getting sucked in and there’s water on the streets,” said Michael Kumbera, Algonquin's assistant village manager. The…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The trail will be closed starting immediately through May 1.
A section of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin will be closed starting immediately through May 1 due to a bridge replacement project and continued work being done to the Western Bypass, according to a McHenry County Conservation District press release. "The section between Main Street in Algonquin to just south of the connecting trail from a subdivision off Pyott Road" will be closed during the work and no thru traffic will be allowed, according to the press release. The Meyer Road parking lot in Algonquin both northbound and southbound along the trail is also closed. Trail users are encouraged to access the trail from downtown Algonquin to go southbound, or in Crystal Lake to go northbound along the 26-mile trail, according to the news …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A portion of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin is expected to be closed through Sept. 11 while Algonquin Road will be reduced to one lane in coming days.
Get ready for brake lights ahead as long term lane closures to Algonquin Road are expected in coming days as the main portion of the Western Bypass project gets underway. On Friday, Sept. 7 Algonquin Road between Main Street and Meyer Drive in Algonquin is expected to be reduced to one lane through the rest of fall 2012, according to the village of Algonquin website. Intermittent lane closures along Algonquin Road began Tuesday. Village officials are encouraging motorists to find alternate routes to the portion of Algonquin Road just west of downtown Algonquin. In addition, a portion of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin closed on Wednesday and will remain off limits to bikers during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 11, …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Emergency Closing Center provides information on area businesses and schools that are closed or delayed today.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Stay up to date on weather advisories, closures and road conditions.
The following links should keep you up-to-date on closures, road conditions and weather advisories: Do you know of any other websites that you check regularly during winter weather or storms? Let us know by commenting below! Source: McHenry County Sheriff's Department press release