Saturday, April 20, 2013
How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from McHenry County towns here.
Over the past 24 hours, 4.95 inches of rain has fallen in Algonquin, according to an update on the National Weather Service this morning. And the rain is not expected to stop anytime soon. The NWS is predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around McHenry County today, please share them with us and with your fellow readers. Please also add…
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…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The evening commute could be a messy one as a winter storm is expected to slam the area into tonight.
Tell us in the comments' section: How are the roadways? Which roadways should readers avoid? Road crews are out in full force as nearly six inches of snow has fallen in areas hardest hit by today's winter storm. The Illinois Tollway has its full fleet out clearing major highways and will continue to use all of its manpower and equipment to try and keep the roads safe as the snow continues to fall, according to an Illinois Tollway press release. The Northwest Herald reports McHenry County will have its full fleet of trucks out until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with the hopes of having the roads in "good shape" by the evening rush hour. Between seven to 10 inches of snow is possible with as much as 12 inches possible in some areas currently under a…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Some roads have become impassable in McHenry County.
It could be a treacherous commute for many taking to area roads this evening. Roadway conditions continue to worsen as heavy snow falls throughout the area with as much as eight inches of accumulation expected in areas. A winter storm warning remains in effect through midnight for McHenry County. The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is advising motorists to avoid Route 31 between Crystal Lake and MchHenry due to a hill that has become impassable. Motorists were also getting stuck on the hill on Haligus Road just south of Lakewood Road in Lake in the Hills, according to a comment on the Algonquin-LITH Patch Facebok page. The Northwest Herald is reporting treacherous conditions on Route 14 and Route 176 as well. And a three-car accident…
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Roads are becoming impassable.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s office is urging the community not to travel. Sheriff’s Department deputies have been responding to stranded motorists throughout the evening, according to a news release. The sheriff’s department is reporting that many roadway conditions are becoming impassable. The sheriff department reports that some townships will not be plowing roadways throughout the night. Those needing assistance should call 911.