Update: District 109 Schools Will Start on Time Today

Accident at Half Day Road and Tollway sends five to hospital. Streets salted early.

Update (8:15 p.m.) Classes at Deerfield Public Schools District 109 will all be on schedule despite the snow, according to spokesperson Cathy Kedjidian.

Update (2:55 p.m.) Snow fall projections for Deerfield have been lowered by the United States Weather service not to exceed four inches in the next 36 hours,according to Weather Channel.

An accident at Half Day Road and Interstate 294 sent five people to the hospital, according to Channel 7 News.

Salt trucks and plows have been actively clearing the streets, according to the Deerfield Public Works.

Earlier (11:27 a.m.) How much will the Village get? The current forecast calls for four to six inches in the next 36 hours. Patch will be covering the storm and keeping our readers informed.

Deerfield Pubic Works has already salted Village streets in preparation. Trucks are already out on the streets, according to the public works department.

If you have pictures of the first storm of the winter, .

Charlie January 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Huh?? "Pre-salting"??? Will the snow accumulation have a chance to surpass the amount of salt which has been dumped onto bare pavements (and parkways) so far this winter.
RB January 12, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I appreciate the snow removal efforts in the Village. They do tend to over salt, particularly at residential street intersections.
Joan Freedman January 12, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I'd rather too much salt than to skid into another car. I think the village does a great job! Boy, did we luck out when we bought a house in Deerfield.
Charlie January 13, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Good driving habits have more to do with accident and skid prevention than salt. Just slow down, use your lower gears, don't tailgate, stay off the phone and pay attention. Actually, the local streets and main arterial were in their worst condition of the day during afternoon rush, and I can't help but think that the heavy salting before the storm only makes for more treacherous icing as snow accumulates when temps are falling.
Tony Horwitz January 13, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Pre-salting is done to prevent an icy layer at the road surface so the snow doesn't bond with the pavement and is easier to plow. Avoids black ice formation when temps are near freezing also. Unfortunately what you end up with is that melange of snow, slush and salt which is very slippery. I prefer native packed snow on a road to the salted variety. A little sand goes a long way once the snow is packed. But then, I'm not talking about expressways and arterial streets.


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