The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday for the Chicago region. Significant icing is expected due to freezing rain. Ice accumulations of one-tenth to four-tenths of an inch is expected. Some sleet may mix with the freezing rain early in the evening.
Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible on untreated surfaces. The hazardous conditions may impact the evening commute.
Glenview Public Works crews will be salting roads this evening, as well as Village-owned parking lots, the Glen Town Center and sidewalks around the Police Department and Village Hall.
Significant amounts of ice accumulation will make travel dangerous and is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also possible.
Due to the weather forecast, ComEd is adjusting crew and contractor staffing to prepare for potential increased power outage activity.
Customers should contact the utility in the event of a power outage:
Track the status of reported outages here.
If you experience a power outage and need more assistance or believe there is an emergency, call 911. The Village will work with ComEd to help ensure Glenview customers regain power as soon as possible.
Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, will be open as a warming shelter overnight in case anyone needs it. Enter through the Police Department on the east side of the building.
Because of the potential of severe weather, the Glenview Village Board of Trustees regular meeting scheduled at 7:30 tonight has been postponed.
Anyone planning to attend to address agenda topics, particularly the items related to minimum wage and sick leave requirements, can do so at the rescheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue.
Get more details in this special weather alert E-Glenview.