“Snow Emergency will be in effect in the Village of Pleasant Prairie beginning Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10:00 pm and ending Friday, January 13, at 12:00 pm. During a Snow Emergency, no parking is allowed on Village Streets. All Snow Emergency parking restrictions will be enforced throughout this time period. More information related to Snow Emergencies in the Village of Pleasant Prairie is available at www.PleasantPrairieOnline.com.”
A small group of eleven people attended Alderperson Anthony Nudo’s listening session earlier tonight, which was held in the gymnasium of McKinley Elementary School. Possibly the weather had something to do with the low turnout. Present were crime prevention officers Jeff Wamboldt and Ron Francis, and Neighborhood Watch block captain Dino Marchesini.
Francis told the group that there are 160 neighborhood watch groups in the city of Kenosha. Three components of a neighborhood watch are:
- Look out for each other;
When the snow falls, crashes seems to happen. We will collect some reports we pick up from the scanner here. If something seems particularly serious, we may break it out into a separate post.
UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Somers Fire and Rescue responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at about the 338 milepost (700 block). Injuries unknown. Vehicle is against a wall.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m. — Bristol, Pleasant Prairie and Newport fire and rescue departments responding to a report of a crash in the 12200 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Report is that a car and an SUV are involved. One of the drivers is reporting no injuries.
UPDATE 5:15 p.m. — Kenosha police responding to a report of a truck stuck in the snow and blocking the roadway in the 1600 block of 43rd Street. Traffic backing up.
At about 4:15 p.m., Kenosha Police are responding to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at 39th Avenue and 28th Street.
Child involved is sitting on curb with a crossing guard, dispatch reports.
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At the Storm Water Utility Committee meeting held last night, Alderperson Steve Bostrom reminded the committee that, at the last meeting which was held on December 14th, 2011, it was stated that a final report from city administrator Frank Pacetti and Mayor Keith Bosman on the June 30th storm clean-up would be given at the next meeting. At the last meeting, it was concluded that there had been inadequate responses and many unanswered questions. Therefore, it was deferred for 30 days. Today is the 28th day.
The National Weather Service’s latest short-term forecast for the area says the main snow area is making very little eastward progress and that areas far south in Wisconsin (that’s us) may have more drizzle and fog in the meantime.
I just spent sometime outside a little bit ago and the area is incredibly moist. Roads are wet. I’m not an expert, but I would say that could be a recipe for some deceptively slick roads later when temps plunge, snow or no snow. Be careful!
With the seemingly certain arrival of real winter weather today in the form of significant snow accumulations, wind and cold, it seemed like a good time to revisit some information distributed by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department back in November for Winter Awareness Week:
“We all remember the Groundhog Day Blizzard from last February, storms of that magnitude can and will happen again,” said Sheriff David Beth. “It’s important to have an emergency supply kit in your car – it could save your life. Being prepared for winter weather means knowing what different weather terminology means, staying tuned to changing weather conditions, winterizing your car and home and being prepared at home, at work and at school for potential power outages and severe winter weather.” Winter storms/weather are known as deceptive killers, because most deaths are linked to traffic accidents on icy roads, people having strokes/heart attacks from over exertion (shoveling, snow blowing) and people dying from prolonged exposure to the cold. To keep people informed and aware of upcoming weather conditions, the National Weather Service (NWS) has developed key weather terminology so that people will always know what type of weather may be coming their way. People need to be aware of local forecasts and warnings and familiarize themselves with key weather terminology so that they remain safe and are always prepared for what Mother Nature has in store for them. Current and upcoming winter weather information can always be found 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on NOAA All Hazard Weather radios; the radio frequency assigned to Kenosha/Racine is 162.450 MHz; NOAA radios can be purchased at many stores with prices ranging from $30 – $80.