Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Tuesday night.
Updated at 1 p.m. March 5: The winter storm has prompted the following closures or cancellelations on Tuesday: If you are aware of other closures or cancellations due to today's winter storm, tell us in the comments. Original story: A winter storm may bring 7 to 10 inches of snow to northern Illinois and and Northwest Indiana by Tuesday night, according to a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until midnight Central Standard Time Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts the storm will bring light snow late Monday night and become more widespread through mid-morning. Heavy snow is possible from late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening. Heavy snow accumulations of 7 …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Go ahead, sound off on what made your evening commute so lousy.
The Illinois Tollway had 183 snowplow trucks - a full deployment - along its highways Friday afternoon, but officials were predicting a slow evening commute, according to a news release. Whether you traversed I-88 or local roads, the conditions you met might not have been pleasant. What, in your mind, makes unpleasant conditions even more unpleasant?
Friday, January 20, 2012
If you have to travel during the winter storm, follow the tips offered by the Illinois Tollway.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Illinois Tollway’s fleet of 183 snowplows are ready for Friday’s expected snowstorm, according to Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. "The Illinois Tollway is ready to put our snow removal plans into action as soon as the snow hits the pavement," said Lafleur. "The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we are well prepared to respond to the snowfall expected throughout the day tomorrow." The tollway’s Snow Operations Center will open early Friday morning, according to a press release. To help with snow removal as the severe weather continues into Saturday, all temporary lane closures are cancelled between 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. The tollway also has tips for motorists who must travel during the winter wollop: "We …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
After Wednesday's mild weather, expect temperatures to plunge as the area sees moderate to heavy show through Thursday.
After unseasonably mild weather this winter, Thursday's snow storm may come as a shock. While Wednesday will continue to be mild and dry, an arctic front is expected to come through the area Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. A possible rain-snow mix will transition to all snow by Thursday morning as temperatures fall through the 20's. Two inches to five inches of snow can be expected across northeastern Illinois. Moderate to heavy snow and possible wind gusts of 30 mph will make for a hazardous Thursday morning commute, according to the NWS. Visibility may be reduced to a half-mile or less at times. The Thursday evening commute will also be hazardous, and temperatures are expected to drop between 10 and 15 …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Gaby Jovanovic thanks Resicom CEO John Fairclough for helping her elderly mother dig out from the blizzard aftermath Thursday.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Lemont Patch is now accepting letters to the editor, which will be posted on the site weekly. If you're interesting in submitting a letter, e-mail Lemont Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. The following e-mail was sent to Patch on Thursday, Feb. 3: Is there a nomination for being an exceptional Lemont citizen? If so, I would like to nominate a friend, Resicom CEO John Fairclough, for his unparalleled kindness in helping many Lemont citizens with snow removal yesterday and today, including my mother. I do not live in Lemont currently, but did grow up there. I still keep many contacts and friends in Lemont and have both parents and other family in Lemont. In desperation, I put a message out on Facebook asking if anyone …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Local agencies are gearing up for a massive winter storm that could bring up to 18 inches of snow or more to the area between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
The blizzard scheduled to hit the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon could rival the worst snowstorms in history, according to the National Weather Service in Romeoville. A blizzard warning will be in effect for the Lemont area from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Wednesday, said meteorologist Charles Mott, and the early estimates of up to 18 inches of accumulation may be on the conservative side. “Probably the best way to put it is 18 inches-plus,” Mott said, adding the impending blizzard is not your typical snowstorm. “This is very unusual,” he said. “This is right up there with the biggest snowstorms of all time.” That includes the Chicago area’s biggest blizzard ever, which hit on Jan. 26 and 27, 1967. That storm dumped 23 inches of snow on …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Lemont Public Works Director Ralph Pukula and his dedicated team keep the village's hilly terrain safe during the snowy winter months.
For the Lemont Public Works Department—which is charged with keeping the village's hilly streets safe from ice and snow during the winter months–timing is everything. “If we don’t get out before it freezes, nobody is moving,” said Ralph Pukula, director of the Lemont Public Works Department. Response time is what makes Lemont’s snow-moving operation a little different than that in flatland suburbs, he said. If plows do not start moving up hills immediately, cars will not be able to navigate either. Timing is also a factor when a storm hits at rush hour, as bumper-to-bumper traffic leaves no room for a snow plow to maneuver. “If traffic isn’t moving, then we’re stuck too,” Pukula said. Every storm is unique, he added. Crews were out four …
Monday, December 20, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Cook County, which is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday to 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
As another winter storm moves into the Chicago area, it's looking more and more likely that Lemont residents will see a white Christmas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday to 9 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the alert, Cook County can expect accumulations of two to four inches before snow turns into freezing drizzle after midnight. Motorists are warned to take precaution, as the freezing rain will likely continue through Tuesday morning and cause roads to become glazed with ice. There is also a 20 percent chance of snow Wednesday and Thursday, with a chance of more snowstorms Friday, according to the National Weather Service's seven-day forecast for Lemont.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Be prepared: The National Weather Service is predicting snow, plunging temperatures and strong winds over the next few days.
UPDATE: Dec. 12, 7:36 p.m. Monday is expected to be blustery, according to the National Weather Service. Though it will be sunny, the high is expected to be 10 degrees with windchills as low as -18. Winds may gust to as much as 40 m.p.h. Blowing snow is possible before noon. UPDATE: Dec. 12, 11:45 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana until midnight tonight. According to NWS, the snow is expected to diminish Sunday afternoon, but high winds will continue to blow the white stuff around until tonight. "Dangerous cold wind chills" of 20 to 25 below zero are expected Sunday night until Monday morning. Watch out for snow-covered roads and a visibility of just a …