Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A violation means a fine of $25 to $1,000.
The five inches or so of snow that fell in Algonquin must be cleared from sidewalks within the next 24 hours under the village’s ordinance code. And it’s a code that's enforced. Building Inspector Diane Lacalamita is one of two inspectors who handles complaints about sidewalks that have not been shoveled. “We do enforcement on a complaint basis,” Lacalamita said. “But if we are doing one property, we will do the whole area.” Lacalamita said the code reads: “any person occupying a property within the Village shall remove snow and ice accumulating on the adjoining sidewalks within 24 hours after any snowfall has ceased. If snow and ice cannot be removed, the surface shall be sanded or otherwise treated to lessen the hazard for pedestrians …
District 155, 158, 300 and 47 have all cancelled school today.
Area children will have a snow day today. Area school districts decided Tuesday morning to cancel school as a winter storm is expected to slam northern Illinois today. The following districts or schools have cancelled school for Tuesday, March 5: The Emergency Closing Center website has more information on area closings. Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch for more weather-related news and closings throughout the day. Like Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook - Sign up for Breaking News Alerts and our Newsletter
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect for McHenry County through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Like" Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook | Get daily updates and breaking news alerts with our newsletter | Start a blog It could be a treacherous commute for many taking to area roads this evening. Roadway conditions continue to worsen as heavy snow falls and strong winds whip through the area. A winter storm warning is in effect through 6 a.m. Wednesday for McHenry County. As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 5.5 inches of snow had fallen in Bull Valley in McHenry County with 2.1 inches of snow falling in one hour, according to the National Weather Service. As much as four inches of snow has been reported in Elgin, according to Tom Sklling's Facebook page. Motorists were reporting white-out and blizzard conditions as well as snow-covered …
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…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Many highways and roads in northern Illinois were ice- or snow-covered Monday morning following snow overnight, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation website.
Snow blanketed the area overnight making for a tough commute for many Monday morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect for McHenry County — and much of the area — through noon today with more snow expected through the morning. In the area, 2.9 inches of snow was recorded in Huntley and 2.3 inches of snow in Woodstock, according to the WGN Weather Center Blog. The Chicago Tribune reports several accidents before 7 a.m. this morning along the Dan Ryan, Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways and I-294. Locally, Route 31 northbound at Edward Street in Algonquin was closed due to road conditions, according to the Northwest Herald. Most of the roads in the area — and in northern parts of the county — were marked as snow- or ice-covered …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Illinois Tollway provides winter driving reminders for those taking to the roadways this evening and Friday.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to mobilize its full fleet of 183 snowplows in response to the snowfall expected to begin early this evening and continue into Friday morning. The Tollway's Snow Operations Center will be open this afternoon to manage the agency's systemwide response. "The Illinois Tollway is ready to handle the snow expected to begin early this evening throughout our system," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. "It is possible that this storm could impact drivers this evening as well as tomorrow's morning rush hour, so we ask our customers to drive safely and allow enough time to arrive at their destinations." To respond to this weather event, the Illinois Tollway will have a full complement of more …
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
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a winter storm watch for much of the area for Friday.
UPDATE, Jan. 20, 7:48 a.m. The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning. The snow is expected to arrive mid-to late morning with total accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected. A watch is upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning when 4 or more inches of snow or sleet is expected in the next 12 hours, or 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accretion is expected, according to the NWS. The National Weather Service in Chicago has a live doppler radar on its site to help you track the storm's progress. ------- UPDATE: 3:41 P.M. on Thursday, Jan. 19 The National Weather Service has now issued awinter weather advisory for Friday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect. The…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The McHenry County Sheriff's Department provides the following tips for winter driving.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Department provides the following reminders and tips for driving safely during winter weather.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts as high as 35 mph and over eight inches of snow for some areas.
UPDATE 5 P.M. Jan. 12: The McHenry County Sheriff's Department sent out a traffic advisory at 4:39 p.m. Jan. 12 letting people know they should expect their commute to take two to three times longer than normal. The advisory noted traffic was very heavy on roadways. ---- UPDATE 4 P.M. Jan. 12 Road conditions are expected to worsen as the afternoon wears on and as many take to the roadways for their evening commute. Police and emergency personnel stayed busy this afternoon with several reports of vehicle run-offs, vehicles spinning out on roadways and crashes in McHenry County, according to police scanner reports. As of 3:30 p.m., roadways in McHenry County as well as counties running south to Naperville and east to Chicago had patches of…