Friday, February 24, 2012
Snow could fall at a rate of an inch an hour, the National Weather Service reports.
The snow that started overnight is expected to continue through noon, the National Weather Service reports. Expect two to four more inches before heavy snow turns to flurries, the weather service said. It’s possible snow could fall at a rate of an inch or more an hour, making for quick accumulation and slick roads. Be careful when shoveling — the snow that’s falling is very heavy because it’s especially wet. It could also weigh down branches and power lines. What to know when it snows Stay ahead of the weather by using Darien Patch's live traffic feature. The Illinois Department of Transportation's Getting Around Illinois website, which is designed to give area motorists a heads up on snowy or icy roads, offers real-time road conditions…
Friday, January 20, 2012
One of the cars skidded into two other cars parked in driveways along the street.
Updated June 29 An eastbound SUV skidded while attempting to stop on Plainfield Road west of Route 83 Friday afternoon, striking a westbound car before sliding into two other cars parked in driveways along the street, Darien Police said. One driver appeared to have hurt his arm, but witness Mario Rodriguez said there didn't look to be any serious injuries. "Everything is fine," he said. Rodriguez was watching TV when he heard a loud noise. He called 911 after seeing that the vehicles had slid into both his and a neighbor's car. Tri-State Fire Protection District personnel had the accident cleared by about 2:15 p.m. The district was unable to be immediately reached for further information.
Tell us where you warm up and chill out when the snow starts to fall.
With the second winter storm of the season expected to bear down Friday, we thought it was time to take a look at what helps Darien residents tolerate nasty weather. Do you head over to Waterfall Glen with your cross-country skis? Or are you more content by the fire at Caribou Coffee with a mug of hot chocolate? When your car starts to shudder from frosty temperatures, who do you call? Take our survey, and then share your other suggestions for surviving winter weather in the comments.
Weather updates, event cancellations and other news you need to know during the storm.
6:29 p.m. The Darien Park District Community Center closed at 6 p.m. due to the weather, Executive Director Stephanie Gurgone said. All evening programs have been canceled. But deal seekers, rejoice: The Baby Bargain Boutique and Maternity Sale is still on for Saturday. The event starts at 9 a.m. The fitness center will also be open Saturday during its normal hours. For other cancellations around Darien, see the 4:18 p.m. blog post below. 4:18 p.m. If you've noticed the roads staying constantly snow-covered today, don't blame a lack of salt, Municipal Services Director Dan Gombac said. "When it snows like this, salt does not have the opportunity to melt the roadway," he said. The snow is simply coming down too quickly — as soon as it turns…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Darien Patch Blizzard Blog will provide up-to-the-minute coverage as a severe winter storm bears down on the area.
8:34 p.m. All's quiet as day two of Snowmageddon draws to a close. This afternoon I drove around Darien taking pictures of the aftermath. (I'll be posting those tomorrow.) The roads were clear, people were smiling—and some were even skiing. I'm so impressed with how Darien's residents pulled together to make the best of the storm, lending each other a helping hand or, as the case may be, shovel during this wicked blizzard. At one apartment complex, about a dozen people were in the parking lot helping to dig out buried cars. That cheerful and generous spirit did much to make the past couple of days a little bit brighter. Many thanks, again, to the city, fire and police staff who braved the weather to keep us all safe and comfortable. That'…
Monday, December 20, 2010
The National Weather Service predicts two to four inches of snow, followed by freezing drizzle.
It's getting more and more likely that Darien will see a white Christmas. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that starts at 4 p.m. Monday and runs through 9 a.m. Tuesday. DuPage County residents can expect two to four inches of snow to accumulate overnight. Making things more treacherous, freezing drizzle is expected to follow the snow, the National Weather Service said, coating the roads with a glaze of ice. The storm is expected to peak late this afternoon, the National Weather Service said. During that time, motorists need to be cautious of obscured visibility and slick roads. When less than one inch of snow accumulates on Darien's roads, the city salts the streets, according to the Public Works department…