Elgin Pulls Plows, Conditions "Simply Too Dangerous"
Elgin Mayor Ed Schock declared a state of emergency Tuesday
Published at 12:53 AM CST on Feb 2, 2011 | Updated at 1:00 AM CST on Feb 2, 2011
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, the release said.
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