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 …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Snow is expected to taper off overnight.
While the National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisory in nearby counties including DuPage, the snow is expected to taper off to a few flurries overnight in Plainfield, according to Weather.com. By 4 a.m., the forecast calls for snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches in Will County. Monday is expected to be mostly cloudy with snow showers with up to a half-inch of acculumlation in the morning and a high of around 25 degrees.
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 Plainfield 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…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The snowless streak has broken a 1940 record of 319 days. No snow is expected in the immediate future.
With no snow in sight, Wednesday is expected to be the 320th consecutive day without at least an inch of snowfall in the Chicago area. That breaks the record of 319 days previously set in 1940. Chicago is expected to continue to set new records with no snow in the forecast. Only 1.3 inches have fallen so far this winter, according to the Chicago Tribune. That ties with 1889-1890 as Chicago's "most snow-deprived start." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ways to keep up on Plainfield news:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Rain will change to snow Thursday afternoon, according to forecasters.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Village staff has plan in place to deal with snowfall.
The weather has been mild — and even unseasonably warm on a few recent days — but make no mistake: winter is coming. The Village of Plainfield says it’s ready for a snowfall, and is reminding residents of its snowplowing procedures, which go into effect anytime there is a snowfall. In addition to the village's existing overnight parking policy — which prohibits on-street parking between 1 and 6 a.m. year-round — parking is prohibited on Plainfield streets any time snow reaches a depth of three or more inches until the streets have been plowed and the snow has been removed. Under the village snow policy, any time snow begins to accumulate, trucks begin applying salt to roadways starting with main traffic routes. According to the village …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Among the activities affected are athletic practices, club meetings and park district programs that use school facilities; the Y's Kidzone program is still on.
Plainfield School District 202 has canceled all of its afterschool and evening programs because the ongoing snowstorm, which is expected to continue through the night. Among the activities called off are athletic practices and contests, club meetings, rehearsals and all park district-sponsored programs that use school district facilities. The only thing not affected by the cancellation is the YMCA Kidzone program, which will still be held this afternoon. For more information on that program, call 815-267-8600. Turnabout program students will be dismissed between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The current National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to continue falling until about midnight, with the chance of precipitation at 100 percent this …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Second winter storm of the season to arrive Friday, bringing with it the potential for 3 to 6 inches of snow, forecasters say.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
More cold, snowy weather is headed this way, according to the National Weather Service, which is saying there's a 100 percent chance of the white stuff falling throughout the day and night Friday. As of right now, the prediction is there will be 3 to 5 inches of snow before it's finished. Before that happens, though, we're in for a frigid night, with temperatures expected to plummet to 0 and wind chills to register at 10 below. The good news in this story should arrive Sunday, when temperatures climb to near 40 and there's a 30 percent chance of rain, the Weather Service says. LIVE MAP: Check the Traffic Situation Before You Begin Your Commute Before you start your Friday morning commute, check Patch’s live traffic map for delays and visit…
Monday, February 14, 2011
About a third of the people affected by blizzard power outages didn't get the emergency warning because they don't have landlines, officials say.
Some Plainfield residents who don’t have a landline telephone were left out in the cold during the recent blizzard. A reverse 911 phone chain that sent an automated recorded phone message warning residents about possible power outages and advising them how to get to shelter did not reach more than a third of Plainfield households because they only have cell phones, Plainfield officials say. The reverse 911 system, a Will County-sponsored emergency program, automatically sends pre-recorded messages during crisis situations. But there is one glitch: If you only have a cell phone, the system doesn’t have your number. “It’s one of those situations where you need to keep your old technology,” Village Manager Brian Murphy said. An old-…
Monday, February 7, 2011
Preliminary estimates put expense at more than $275,000; federal assistance may cover some of bill.
Of all the statistics cited about the blizzard of 2011, this one really puts it into perspective: The amount of snow cleared from downtown Lockport Street between Route 59 and the DuPage River and the three streets that intersect with it -- Illinois, Des Plaines and Fox River -- filled 342 semi-trailer trucks, Police Cmdr. John Konopek told the Plainfield Village Board Monday night. Just as impressive are the number of overtime hours logged by Plainfield public works, emergency management agency and police employees who worked around the clock to rescue 40 to 50 stranded motorists, move 80 stranded cars, plow 427 miles of roads and house 29 people in an emergency shelter set up at the Plainfield Police Station. The price tag as of Monday …