Tuesday, February 26, 2013
All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 9 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Thursday.
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to mobilize its full fleet of 182 snowplows in response to sleet and snow that has already started and is expected to continue overnight into Wednesday around the Chicagoland area, according to a press release. “Our Snow Operations team is monitoring this storm closely and is prepared to manage snowfall throughout the day,” Kristi Lafleur, executive director, Illinois Tollway, said in a statement. “We ask our customers to be patient, drive safely and give our snowplows the room they need to clear the roads, especially during this evening’s rush hour.” Northern Illinois is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow from noon until 9 p.m. Some areas could see totals greater than 6 inches should thundersnow …
Monday, February 25, 2013
What's the forecast for Feb. 25 through March 3?
Written by Korrina Grom After a Sunday that brought us sunshine and temperatures around 40 degrees, we're in for yet another reminder this week that, yes, it is still winter. Though Monday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 38, snow will move in on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Accuweather.com says a blizzard will move through parts of the central United States on Monday. Winter storm watches and warnings have already been issued for parts of western Illinois, northern Missouri and eastern Kansas. Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. "The storm will be slightly weaker when it reaches Chicago, preventing the 'Windy City' from facing immobilizing blizzard …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow could fall Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday Morning for the Joliet area. The forecast estimates up to three inches of snow. "A fast-moving weather system will bring a period of snow to the area from later tonight into Friday morning," The National Weather Service said in a written release. "Snow will develop from west to east after midnight and taper off from the west early to mid-Friday morning." The areas cold temperatures, lows tonight are predicted to hover around 17 degrees, will mean the snow that falls will likely remain on the ground. Those conditions mean that roads will be slippery. Because snow will be falling into Friday morning, NWS cautions that the morning commute …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The snow that fell on Thursday changed back into rain, but the wind gusts were around 40 MPH.
There was snow that fell in Channahon, Minooka and Shorewood, but no one claimed to see blizzard conditions. The National Weather Service in Romeoville predicted the following overnight Thursday into Friday: "Patchy, blowing snow and a slight chance of snow," it stated. "Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 25. Windy, with a west northwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%." By Friday, the chance of snow wears off by 10 a.m. The temperature will hover around 25 degrees and the winds will remain quite high. For a full forecast, click here. Want the latest in breaking news throughout Will County? Sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Shorewood's workers had their work cut out for them Friday and heading into the weekend.
Soon after the snow started falling on Shorewood Friday morning, village workers were already taking steps to keep the streets clear. "The troops are out in full force," Mayor Rick Chapman said Friday afternoon, by which time inches had already accumulated across the Chicago area. "They're going to be working all through the night," Chapman said. And the snow was expected to fall all through the night and possibly Saturday as well, with a 40 percent chance of it continuing to come down before noon, according to the National Weather Service. By Sunday, the National Weather service is calling for the meteorological tide to turn, with the temperatures reaching a high of 40. But Shorewood's roads will be pristine long before that time, and no …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
We're starting to get a little skeptical of all that Mayan-calendar-end-of-the-world stuff
It's been 2012 for two weeks and a day now, and the world doesn't seem any closer to ending than it did in 2011. Not that we're complaining. And we wouldn't complain about the world ending. Just as long as they leave Shorewood alone. Because like we said before, Shorewood's all that really matters in the first place. Shorewood is of the utmost importance, and we have to keep it going for as long as possible. And since our plea for help from John Cusack has seemingly fallen on deaf ears, it looks like we're going to have to do it on our own. In the meantime, let's look at what happened last week with another SHOREWOOD REWIND. It's not going to help us save the world, but it's probably not going to hurt either. For three weeks in a row! We …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
An Illinois Department of Transportation website allows motorists to see which roads are clear of ice and snow and which aren't. A new Patch feature lets drivers look at live traffic via Mapquest.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire Chicago-area and is forecasting two to four inches of snow fall for Shorewood today. The Illinois Department of Transportation, meanwhile, has launched a new Getting Around Illinois website, which is designed to give area motorists a glimpse into snowy or icy road conditions around the state. You can also look at live traffic conditions near and around Shorewood via Mapquest in one of Shorewood Patch's newest features by CLICKING HERE. Below are some safety tips for driving in the snow or ice from the Weather Channel: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid ... If your front wheels skid ... If you get stuck ...
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Check out the top stories from Patch sites in your area.
Check out the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Stranded Motorists Rescued Last Night; Many Roads Still Impassable Yorkville Congregational UCC Hosts Stranded Motorists Police: Bolingbrook Man Arrested After 15 Kilos of Cocaine Found in Van Lemont High School Has Something to Cheer About Brothers Opening New Italian Restaurant in Familiar Spot
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check out the top stories from nearby communities.
Here are the top stories from Patches in your area: The Blizzard Begins: Residents Hurry Home as Snow Starts to Fall Plowful Storm Update: Missing Oswego Teenager Found in Western Illinois Plainfield Man Charged with Arson in Van Fire Family of Dead Cop: 'Daughter Was Just the Apple of His Eye'
The brave Village of Shorewood stood strong in the face of what may be the worst snowstorm ever.
The storm gathered, then it unloaded on Shorewood, burying the town in upwards of a half-foot of snow with even more to come today. Meteorologist Sam Shea of the National Weather Service in Romeoville called the conditions "horrendous" but said the snow should taper off this afternoon and hopefully stop about 3 p.m. Dozens of residents looking to stock up on last minute snow abatement supplies and equipment swarmed to Shorewood Home and Auto to purchase snowblowers, snowblower spare parts, and rock salt. "It was crazy Sunday, yesterday and today," said Kevin Prince as he worked in the West Jefferson Street store just as the storm started hitting hard. In addition to all the customers, Prince said that the service department was busy …