Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Snow & Ice Management Association offers tips to avoid a fall during slick conditions.
The Libertyville area is expected to get another blast of wintry weather today. Accuweather.com reports the city will get two to four inches of snow Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. While most people prepare for driving safely in the snow, rarely to people think about keeping safe while walking in icy conditions. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely is walking on snow and ice addressed," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association. "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an impact on the quality of life for the injured person." SIMA, the national nonprofit organization …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting three to five inches of new snow accumulation Thursday night in Libertyville.
Snow along with freezing drizzle could make for dicey driving conditions Thursday night and Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the Chicago suburbs with snow expected to start late Thursday afternoon and continue into the night before switching to freezing drizzle and light snow by early Friday. Between three to five inches of snow is predicted for Libertyville late Thursday. Snow and freezing drizzle is expected before noon on Friday. Temperatures will reach a high of 35 degrees later in the day on Friday. "Anyone planning travel across Northern Illinois or Northwest Indiana should be prepared for wintry precipitation and associated travel impacts from this winter storm," …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Monday, January 31, 2011
No parking on village streets when there is more than one inch of snow on the streets.
With the worst storm expected Tuesday through Wednesday, village staff say they are prepared for the snowstorm. The snowstorm is expected to bring 12 to 18 inches of snow. The worse conditions are expected from 9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 1) until 5 a.m., Wednesday (Feb. 2), according to the National Weather Service. “We have all of our staff ready to go. The guys will stay here at the shop if need to, we are used to it,” said Marty Wittrock, assistant superintendent of streets and utilities. The Publics Works department has 10 large trucks and 10 smaller trucks ready to plow the streets once the blizzard starts. The village will also use additional plows from the parks and fire department and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “I would say we have …