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Winter Storm Updates

For Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Blowing and drifting snow will continue early this morning. Northwest winds may gust up to 30 mph. Blowing snow may drift back on to already cleared roadways.

Public Works crews will be plowing and salting as needed.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow is not expected to end, but snowfall rates may decrease to under ¼ inch per hour for a few hours into the afternoon. Snowfall rates are expected to increase ½-1” per hour by the evening rush hour. Snow is expected to continue into tonight and taper to flurries early Wednesday morning. Storm totals are still on track to reach 7-10” for many areas, possibly as much as 10-12” for portions of Lake, Cook, Dupage and Will counties.

WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE to 15 to 25 mph tonight and remain strong into the day Wednesday. Blowing and drifting will become a problem during that time.

Weather data provided by Murray and Trettel, Inc.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Public Works Department was out in advance of the forecasted winter storm conducting anti-icing operation on Main Street and Fairview Avenue this morning. 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected overnight tonight (Mon 2/8) and an additional 6 to 10 inches is expected overnight tomorrow (Tue 2/9).

Anti-icing is the process of applying liquid freeze-point depressant chemicals to road surfaces ahead of a snowstorm. This helps prevent a bond from forming between the snow and/or ice and the roadway, resulting in a situation where the snow and ice either melts, or is easier to plow away. A benefit of utilizing this system is a reduction of salt material and labor costs.

Anti-icing techniques are a more targeted approach to snow and ice control which results in using less salt than traditional methods – ultimately reducing snow and ice control costs. It also has a number of additional benefits, including reductions in the amount of damage to trees, grass, and shrubs adjacent to the roads and in the chloride content of run-off that goes into lakes and streams.

General Snow Reminders

  • A parking ban is in effect on Village streets and public parking lots between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. when three or more inches of snow have fallen in a 24-hour period or less.
  • It is against village ordinance to shovel, place, or blow snow or ice onto the street, sidewalk or any right-of-way.
  • Please remember to be a good neighbor and shovel your sidewalk, if you are able.

Stats

  • Snow totals for this event: 8”-13”, depending on regional area.
  • Snow totals for this season: 44.8” as measured at O’Hare Airport (as of 2/10/10)