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 …
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Tuesday, February 26
Weather.com provides an hourly update on the forecast for Crystal Lake and Cary.
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…
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
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…