Storm warning in effect, police warn of hazardous driving conditions
A snowstorm is predicted to roar its way through the Fox Valley today, dropping seven to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow, according to weather predictions. As of 6 p.m. about eight inches of snow has fallen Elburn and nearly as much in Batavia, the National Weather Service reported.
Driving conditions have been an issue, and there have been numerous crashes reported. The Kane County Sheriff's Office and the Batavia Police Department responded to a rollover accident on Route 25 in Batavia, just south of Glenwood Park shortly after 9 a.m. Lt. Pat Gengler, the spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, said information was not immediately available, but he said one person was extricated from the vehicle. A stretch of the road was also closed.
He said police are "basically going from call to call" today because of the rapid snowfall. He said police noticed a lighter morning commute, and the snowfall has picked up since then.
"It's starting to get bad and we know it's only going to get worse," he said. "We're a little worried about the commute home tonight."
All public schools are closed today, and a winter storm warning is in effect. Waubonsee Community College has closed all of its campuses. Elgin Community College closed in the morning.
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