Ice Storm Warning in Northeastern Illinois

This alert expired on February 6, 2019 at 6:00:00 AM CST
National Weather Service
Alert area: De Kalb; Grundy; Kane; Kendall; La Salle; Lee

Posted February 6, 2019 at 12:38:00 AM CST

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

* WHAT...Freezing drizzle or light freezing rain. Additional ice
accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM CST early this morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on possible slippery road conditions.

Recommended actions

An Ice Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice
accumulation will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is
strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also
possible.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by going to www.gettingaroundillinois.com in Illinois
or by calling 1 8 0 0 2 6 1 7 6 2 3 in Indiana.
ready.gov

Tips from ready.gov


Excerpted from ready.gov
Before:

  • Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:

    • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency
      for a complete list of recommended products.

    • Sand to improve traction.

    • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.

    • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.

    • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.

  • More:

  • What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.


Excerpted from ready.gov
During:

  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.

  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.

  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.

  • Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.

  • More:

  • What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.

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