Friday, April 19, 2013
A flood warning remains in effect for McHenry County.
Officials have announced various road closures today in the area because of flooding. As of 11 a.m. on Saturday, the following roads in Algonquin were closed due to water on pavement: Cornish Park remains closed to the public. As of 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, River Road is closed between Charles J. Miller Road and Lily Lake Road in McHenry due to flooding and overnight ice, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. The area is open to local traffic only and will be closed until further notice, according to the sheriff's office. ----------- The village of Algonquin is continuing to urge motorists Friday to avoid the area surrounding downtown Algonquin due to flooding on roads adjacent to the Fox River, according to a press …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A winter storm advisory is in effect for McHenry County through 9 p.m tonight.
Like" Crystal Lake-Cary 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 advisory remains in effect through 9 p.m. tonight 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, accidents and …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Winter Storm Nemo left four to six inches of snow in much of McHenry County.
Area roadways should be in much better condition this morning. The Illinois Department of Transportation is reporting all major highways are clear of ice and snow out in the northwest suburbs with some patches of ice and snow closer to Chicago. It was a different story last night. Heavy snow dropped up to 9.5 inches in Zion and four to six inches of snow in McHenry County Thursday evening and night creating treacherous driving conditions. "If you must travel, please be patient," according to a sheriff's office statement Thursday night. "If you do not need to travel, please stay home." No area school districts were reporting closings as of 7 a.m. Friday. Judson University in Elgin, the McHenry Public Library District and The Goddard …
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, December 20, 2012
Are the roads covered with ice or snow? Check out the road conditions - and stay safe out there!
The Illinois Department of Transportation offers the latest road conditions on its website. Be sure to take a look before you venture out!
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
Saturday, December 4, 2010
McHenry county faces about 4-7 inches of snow.
With the snow coming in full force today, Sheriff Keith Nygren would like to remind all residents of McHenry County of several safe driving tips and has provided links to several resources informing residents of building closures and on road conditions. From the McHenry County Sheriff's Department, via the online service Nixle. Here are a few suggestions the McHenry County Sheriff's Office has to help you drive safely. • Please SLOW DOWN and watch out for BLACK ICE, drive at slow speeds as you may come across unsafe road conditions. • Watch out for blowing or drifting snow on the roadways. This occurs especially in rural areas where there is nothing to slow down the strong winds. • Please be aware of other drivers on the…