Thursday, April 18, 2013
District 202 will remain closed Friday. Patch has an updated list of area road closings.
See a road closing that's not on the list? Let us know in the comments. Click for updated road closings and flood information Updated at 8 a.m. April 19: Along with the closures noted by the Plainfield police, the following roadways were also closed Friday morning: Illinois State police said the following roads are open, but urged drivers to use caution: Original story: Plainfield teachers and students will get another soggy day off Friday. District 202 announced its campuses will remain closed Friday amid severe flooding in and around the village. “This decision was made together with local public safety officials because of the continuing impact of the storm,” Director of Community Relations Tom Hernandez said in a press release. “…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service reported 65 mph winds in Plainfield.
Plainfield Patch readers were reporting downed trees, siding damage and patio furniture tossed about by high winds after an early morning storm Tuesday. According to ComEd, more than 100 Plainfield residents were without power following the storm, and more than 5,000 Will County customers were affected by power loss early Tuesday. The power supplier did not release an estimated time for power restoration and said it was assessing damage in the Plainfield area. According to the National Weather Service in Romeoville, a trained weather spotter clocked winds of 65 mph in Plainfield. Although residents reported power outages affecting the traffic signal at Route 59 and 127th Street, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said all Plainfield…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Road closures were still in effect Saturday morning on Plainfield/Naperville Road and Route 126.
It was a near miss for motorists heading down 135th Street during Friday night’s storm, according to Plainfield fire officials. The road was closed last night between Route 59 and Plainfield/Naperville Road after the tree toppled onto the moving vehicle, pinning the occupants inside, according to Deputy Chief Jon Stratton. “The limb actually came through the roof of the car,” Stratton said. “This thing came down and stopped them.” Firefighters had to cut the limb to get the occupants out of the car, although no one was hurt, according to Stratton. “They all refused treatment,” he said. “I don’t know how they got out, to be honest with you — by the grace of God on this one.” The Plainfield Fire Protection District also responded to several …
ComEd says more than 4,000 Plainfield-area residents are without power after two lines of storms pummeled the area.
A fast-moving line of storms that produced hurricane-like winds of 85 to 90 mph hour moved through the Plainfield area shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, knocking out power to more than 4,000 homes in Plainfield and Plainfield Township, according to ComEd. The severity of the storm drove fest-goers from the Taste of Joliet, where REO Speedwagon had to cut short their set as guests left Joliet Memorial Stadium in droves. A second line of storms moved through the area around 11 p.m., with a severe thunderstorm warning ending at 11:45 p.m. ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson said the Joliet-Romeoville-Plainfield area was the hardest hit in terms of power outages and downed lines. Areas where there are known outages include Theodore and Essington, …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
About 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected over the course of Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.
Updated at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday A half-inch of snow fell overnight, according to the National Weather Service, and another 2 to 4 inches is expected during the day today. The chance of snow Tuesday is 100 percent and 50 percent tonight, the NWS forecast says. Temperatures will drop to about 18 Tuesday night, and wind will pick up to about 10 to 15 mph. There's also about a 20 percent chance of snow Wednesday, with temps sinking to the single digits on Wednesday night. Is your car winter travel ready? Here are some items that should be checked, according to the Illinois State Police: Source: Illinois State Police For more winter safety driving tips visit the Illinois State Police Web site.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Be prepared: The National Weather Service is predicting snow, plunging temperatures and strong winds over the next few days.
Soupy Saturday is expected to turn into Snowy Sunday, with rain turning to sleet and snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. A significant winter storm is expected to move into the Chicago area Saturday night into Monday. The storm was dumping snow across the Great Plains and is expected to change from rain and sleet into snow by Sunday morning, according to the weather service. The northern suburbs are expected to get more snow, but between 2 to 5 inches of snow are possible in the area. Temperatures are expected to drop and winds could increase significantly, with gusts in excess of 45 mph. Anyone planning to spend significant amounts of time outdoors Sunday should be prepared to dress for temperatures that are …