WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT
6 a.m., Tuesday, November 15 until 6 a.m., Wednesday, November 16
WHAT: Snow with slushy accumulations on roadways expected. Affected areas include: McHenry, Lake IL, DuPage, Northern Cook and Central Cook Counties.
IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions including during the Tuesday morning and evening commutes. Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) encourages caution while driving and following these safety tips for Winter Weather:
• Allow extra time to reach your destination.
• Leave plenty of space between vehicles.
• Have a full tank of gas and let friends and relatives know where you are going.
• Make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle with a cell phone charger, flashlight, food, and water.
• Yield to emergency vehicles as well as Streets and Sanitation salt spreaders and plows.
OEMC will monitor weather conditions with the NWS and coordinate response efforts with the City’s public safety and infrastructure departments and public partners to keep residents safe and informed. Additionally, OEMC issues several alerts and notifications to keep residents up to date on weather conditions and emergencies:
• Notify Chicago: Sign up for emergency alerts at www.NotifyChicago.org
• CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5
• CHIBIZ: Business updates, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3
Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS): DSS manages more than 9,400 lane miles of city roadway and maintains a fleet of snow vehicles ready to respond to winter weather, when needed. DSS is also prepared with 425,000 tons of salt stationed at 19 salt piles throughout the city. DSS staff will continue to closely monitor weather and ground conditions and will adjust snow resources when needed. Residents can also visit www.chicagoshovels.org.
The City of Chicago would like to remind residents to provide any needed assistance to neighbors, family members, the elderly and those most vulnerable. If you need to request a well-being check you can call 311, go to 311.chicago.gov, or use the CHI311 mobile app.
For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Chicago.gov/OEMC. Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook(@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).
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