Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow blowers are extremely helpful after a big storm, but they can also be very noisy. How late is too late and how early is too early to fire up your snow blower?
Join the conversation: Follow Algonquin Patch on Facebook Algonquin and Lake in the Hills is being hit with another winter storm. With snow expected to fall at one to two inches per hour Tuesday afternoon and evening, residents will likely have their snow blowers revved up and ready to go. Patch turned to Algonquin Patch Facebook fans to find out how late is too late to use your snow blower? And how early is too early? Here are some of the answers we got over the “snow blower etiquette” question: What do you think? Should people be respectful of their neighbors and turn off the snow blowers during certain times of the day? Let us know in the comments section.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Looking for games to entertain the kids this weekend? Here are some fun ideas for the snowy weather in Lake in the Hills and Algonquin.
Are your kids tired of playing indoors? Here are five ideas to kick away the winter blues. Snow Bowling Shovel the snow to create your bowling alley, spray water to create a smooth and slippery surface, make snow pins and balls. For instructions, visit: www.EscapadeDirect.com. You could even make colorful ice balloons to serve as the bowling ball. For instructions, visit: www.eHow.com. Footprint Tag The same rules as regular tag except you can only step in others’ footprints. For instructions, visit: www.Kidactivities.net Ice Block Sculptures Freeze colored water in ice-cube trays, then let the children create sculptures with the colored blocks. For instructions, visit: Spoonful.com Snow Treasure Hunt Fill a cooler with different treats…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Several area residents spotted some of that white stuff Monday afternoon while out and about in Algonquin.
"Like" Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog Whether shopping along Randall Road, leaving the main branch of the Algonquin Public Library or out and about in Lake in the Hills, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook users reported spotting the same thing Monday. Snow. The brief flurries were reported in the area around 5 p.m. and some woke to a trace of snow on the ground. Meanwhile, popular Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling's Facebook page was abuzz Monday after Skilling posted "we're getting radar returns from snow—especially in the northern suburbs" and asked followers what they were seeing. From Cary to Huntley to Crystal Lake, Tom Sklling followers reported snow flurries in their …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Over eight inches of snow fell in McHenry County fell this past week. Submit your snow photos here.
Many of us have enjoyed the mild weather this past season. But many more have been hoping for snow. With that said, we have created this photo gallery as a way for everyone to share their photos from last week's snowfall. Whether it be pictures of your kids and pets playing in the snow, a video of an afternoon out sledding with your family or simply a beautiful photo of the snow falling in your neighborhood, you can submit it here. We got you started out with some photos already submitted by Patch readers this past winter season. It's easy to upload photos to Patch.com. Just log in, click "Upload Photos and Video" and then select your desired photo to add to the album. Don't forget to let us know who is in the photo by entering a …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Enjoy Spring Like Weather While it Lasts; Snow Slated for Thursday
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The LITH Police Department has responded to over a dozen stranded motorists during the storm.
Officials have no clear idea when roads will be safe to drive on as of Wednesday morning. McHenry County’s Division of Transportation crews have been out in full force throughout the storm, said Mark DeVries, maintenance supervisor for the Division of Transportation. But it’s been tough to keep up. Blizzard-like conditions and blowing snow continues to cause high drifts making it difficult to keep roads clear. “So many of these roads, you might get it clear and then it drifts shut,” DeVries said. And multiple stranded vehicles left on roads throughout the county are adding to plow crews' woes, DeVries said. “There is not a whole lot we can do about it,” he said. “You can’t believe how many are stuck out there, in the ditches, and some are…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The village will move pick-up dates back by one day.
Trash collection in the village of Lake in the Hills will be postponed by one day this week due to the blizzard conditions forecasted for the area, according to a village press release. For those whose trash is typically picked up on Wednesday, it will be collected on Thursday this week; Thursday collections will be picked up on Friday; and Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday, according to the release. The village urges residents to place trash cans at the end of their driveways and not in the roadway where they might be hit by plow trucks, according to the release.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The sheriff's office reminds people to call 9-11 if emergency assistance is needed.
High winds have left many rural roadways snow-covered and hazardous and the McHenry County Sheriff's office is requesting people avoid travel. According to a press release, snow crews are working to keep the roadways clear but the strong winds are making that task very difficult. The sheriff's department is requesting people give snow crews room on the roadways and stay home if possible. The sheriff's office reminds people to call 9-11 if emergency assistance is needed.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Algonquin received three to four inches of snow.
Do you have any great winter photos you'd like to share with the Patch community? Send them to Editor Savannah Ziegelbauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.