Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, 2011, a massive snowstorm hit the Chicago area. McHenry County was among the county's hardest hit and snow accumulations exceeded 20 inches in much of the area.
What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, news reports warned of an upcoming blizzard. It was a much different story as everyone was abuzz Tuesday over the unseasonably high temperatures. Last year's blizzard dropped more than 20 inches of snow on much of the Chicago area between Feb 1 and Feb. 2. High wind gusts created massive snowdrifts and made travel nearly impossible for many. Here are some statistics from the National Weather Service about the February 2011 blizzard: This Year: Unseasonably Warm Weather Runners hit area trails Tuesday taking advantage of temperatures that reached into the 50s, while the Lake in the Hills Bark Park Dog Park had a fair number of visitors stop by to let their dogs out for a muddy romp…
Monday, February 7, 2011
Add your snow photos to our gallery.
LITH neighborhoods were buzzing with the sound of snow blowers and plows Wednesday morning as residents started to dig out from a massive snowstorm that reportedly dropped 20 inches of snow on the Chicago area. LITH Patch captured pictures from subdivisions in the area of Miller and Randall Road and Ken Carpenter Park, at the corner of Randall and Miller roads. We would like to see your photos, too. You can add your pictures directly to this story or e-mail them to email@example.com.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
A photo gallery of pictures taken in the aftermath of Snowpocalypse 2011 on Wednesday and Thursday.
While D300 and D158 remain closed, the Algonquin public library and the Algonquin Commons are open for business.
The village of Algonquin is slowly, but surely, coming back to life. Here are the updates for Thursday, Feb. 3:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Last night's blizzard dumped a foot and a half of snow on Algonquin—now it's time to dig everything out.
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…
Between 500 and 3,000 customers are without power in ComEd’s Crystal Lake region.
Between 500 and 3,000 customers are without power in ComEd’s Crystal Lake region, which includes Algonquin, LITH, Cary, Crystal Lake and Huntley as a blizzard and high winds pound the area. Some areas such as North Chicago and South Chicago are reporting more than 10,000 homes without power. For a complete picture of storm-related power outages, visit the ComEd outage map. ComEd is calling in extra crews for emergency repairs and increasing staffing at the customer care centers. “High winds and snow build-up can cause extensive damage to the power lines. While we can’t prevent outages during such intense weather, our crews are mobilized and prepared to work around the clock to restore power as safely and quickly as possible,” Anne …