Elgin Pulls Plows, Conditions "Simply Too Dangerous"

Elgin Mayor Ed Schock declared a state of emergency Tuesday

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    A snow plow moves down a street in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Ohio schools have closed and cities have plows ready amid a storm expected to drop as much as 6 inches of snow throughout the state. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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    Northwest suburban Elgin is pulling some of its snow plows off the roads late Tuesday, saying via the city’s Facebook page that white out conditions are "simply too dangerous."

    City manager Sean Stegall posted the message on Elgin’s official Facebook page shortly before midnight, saying: "We are pulling some snow plows off the road now. It is simply too dangerous. They cannot see due to white out conditions."

    Elgin Mayor Ed Schock declared a state of emergency Tuesday, and forecasters are predicting the northwest suburb will receive at least a foot of snow, according to a release on the city’s website.

    Residents are urged to stay off the road and can contact Elgin’s 24-hour Snow Command Center at 847-931-5977 or by email at snowcommand@cityofelgin.org, the release said.