February 5, 2019 -- The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning, which will go into effect at 6 PM this evening until 6 AM Wednesday morning. Significant icing of one-tenth to four-tenths of an inch is expected due to freezing rain. Power Outages and tree damage are possible.
Hazardous conditions may seriously impact the evening commute. Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Please report snapped power lines and falling tree branches.
City Public Works crews are prepared for the ice storm and are prepping streets in accordance with the City's snow and ice operations.
Drivers are asked to continue using caution by slowing down and leaving extra space between your vehicle and any vehicle in front of you. Traffic conditions throughout Lake County can be found online at Lake County Passage.
Report Power Outages
Please report all power outages to ComEd by calling 1.800.334.7661 or online at www.ComEd.com. If there is an immediate danger due to a downed power line, please call 911.
Please ensure that any portable generators are used outdoors only due to carbon monoxide emissions. Never run a portable generator indoors.
Downed Trees and Tree Limbs
Heavy snow accumulations on trees along with high winds can cause downed trees and tree limbs in the City. If a tree or tree limb has fallen on a power line, please contact ComEd at 1.800.edison1. Do not touch any trees which are in contact with a power line. Please report downed tree limbs in the roadway or along the parkway to Public Works during regular business hours at 847.432.0807 or during non-business hours, please report the downed tree limb to Police Non-Emergency at 847.432.7730.
Contact Public Works
To contact Public Works concern during business hours, please call 847.432.0807. After hours, please contact Highland Park Police Non-Emergency at 847.432.7730. In an emergency, dial 911.
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You may also view the City's Snow and Ice Control Manual for specific details on operations.