Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Buses will pick up students slightly early Tuesday afternoon. Stay tuned for more information on closings and cancellations.
Updated at 3 p.m.: The Plainfield Public Library will also be closing early at 3 p.m. due to the inclement weather. That makes the list of early closings and evening activity cancellations as follows: Updated at 2:45 p.m.: Add Joliet Junior College to the list of early closings. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Joliet Junior College announced the following via its Facebook page. "All Joliet Junior College campuses and extension centers will close today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4:30 p.m. due to the winter weather. All evening classes, activities, and meetings, including the Board of Trustees meetings, have been canceled ... As of now, college operations are expected to resume as scheduled on Wednesday." Updated at 1:37 p.m. Feb. 26: The Plainfield Park …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Doctors recommend dressing in layers and keeping dry as temperatures dip below freezing across the Chicago area.
Although the Chicago area has been experiencing a mild winter so far, it’s still possible to get frostbite from prolonged exposure to below-freezing temperatures. Frostbite occurs when the skin and body tissue are exposed to cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time. Wet skin or clothing, combined with wind, accelerate the injury process. People with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease are at a higher risk for developing this condition. Look for these symptoms: “Frostbite progresses in stages just like a thermal burn, so numbness appears before deeper injury and should be a signal to take corrective action, such as seeking warm shelter,” said Dr. George Geis, emergency physician on staff at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
As temperatures drop, Glen Ellyn Patch shares some tips for dressing to stay warm and safe for people and their pets.
When the temperatures begin to drop and your nose and toes feel cold, remember Mom's advice: Wear your hat and mittens. For those who plan to spend time outdoors in the cold, wearing the right clothing is key, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. To ensure time spent outside in winter is safe and fun, here are some tips for people and pets. “Bundling up against extreme cold might seem like simple common sense, but it’s important to protect yourself in mild winter weather, too,” John Roschay, an assistant manager and longtime district ranger said in a news release. “Hypothermia can develop even with air temperatures above freezing, especially if you are chilled by wet clothing or sweat.” “Ice is building up on local …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Plainfield Park District offers a list of local sledding sites.
The Plainfield area is expected to get two to six inches of snow — or more, if the predicted "thundersnow" materializes — in Thursday's winter storm. For those among us who have been longing to see the white stuff, the Plainfield Park District is reminding residents of local sledding sites. The park district's sled hills locations:
Rain will change to snow Thursday afternoon, according to forecasters.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your southwest suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Ellis Maldonado, who provided the winning punchline to last week's octopus comic: Though I appreciate the subtle "you scratch my back, I …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
An IDOT Web site 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, forecasting 3 to 5 inches for Plainfield to start falling after 9 a.m. Thursday. If that's not bad enough, later afternoon and evening will be even more fun when the snow starts blowing at gusts of up to 30 mph, creating windchills that will make 13-degree temps Thursday night feel like 2 below. While we can't make the winter weather go away, Plainfield Patch and the Illinois Department of Transportation have tools that will make driving a little less of a surprise. IDOT's Getting Around Illinois Web site is designed to give area motorists a glimpse into snowy or icy road conditions around the state. And you can get a look at live traffic …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Freezing drizzle is expected to turn to snow Monday afternoon.
Rain and freezing drizzle could turn into snow Monday afternoon and overnight, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Tuesday, warning of conditions that could lead to flooding as runoff from melting snow and rain potentially cause ice jams in area rivers, including the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook. In a multimedia briefing issued Monday morning, Kevin Burke of the National Weather Service in Chicago said the forecast calls for “light to moderate snow” Monday night. Meteorologist Amy Seeley of the National Weather Service in Romeoville said Will County residents can expect rain mixed with snow this afternoon, turning into snow overnight. The Romeoville/Joliet area …