Views of Traffic Slowed by Snow

Route 62 through Barrington Hills was slow going, but the scenery was marvelous.

Route 62 through Barrington Hills was slow going, but the scenery was marvelous.

It took 30 minutes to get from Route 25 to Route 31 in Algonquin.  The surface was bumpy ice.

It took 30 minutes to get from Route 25 to Route 31 in Algonquin. The surface was bumpy ice.

Men were pushing this car up the Route 62 hill.

Men were pushing this car up the Route 62 hill.

Two IDOT snow plows tried to make a difference on Route 62 in Algonquin.

Two IDOT snow plows tried to make a difference on Route 62 in Algonquin.

Randall Road was backed up north of Miller Road in Crystal Lake.

Randall Road was backed up north of Miller Road in Crystal Lake.

A woman lost traction and plowed into the snow bank in front of the CVS Pharmacy across from Ackman Road in Crystal Lake.

A woman lost traction and plowed into the snow bank in front of the CVS Pharmacy across from Ackman Road in Crystal Lake.

Two McHenry County snow plows came east on Ackman Road onto Randall-Rakow Road.

Two McHenry County snow plows came east on Ackman Road onto Randall-Rakow Road.

A third snow plow from the McHenry County Transportation Department followed the first two.

A third snow plow from the McHenry County Transportation Department followed the first two.

All in all, it was a very bad night for traffic.

Route 62 was worse than that part of Algonquin Road east of Route 31, which is a county road. Maybe it was the beet juice mixed with the salt. The county section, however, had a dicey, snow-covered right lane.


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Views of Traffic Slowed by Snow — 7 Comments

  1. I truly (almost!!) miss CL snowstorms and the consequences like the pictures.

    In Joplin, Mo (55 degrees with rain) today, on a golf trip to Nevada on Monday, then to Florida at the EOM, thanks to Cal and Michele.

  2. Snow piled up all afternoon in Mchenry count on 2/7/13.

    Plows were no where to be seen.

    They waited to late in the day to start and did not have enough plows to keep up.

    Terrible job.

    Worst I have seen in 10 years.

    It was not even that much snow, but, the idiots in charge blew it.

  3. Plows were no where to be seen all afternoon, then rush hour hit and it was a mess.

    Thanks Mchenry county, again.

  4. There are many other articles on police pension fund situations throughout McHenry County.

  5. are we down to ONE salt truck in McH County?

    for the 2nd time since the new year I have watched 173 become unsafe to drive and no salt trucks to be found.

    Clearly whoever run idot is clueless and needs to be FIRED and replaced by people that don’t just go home at 4pm on Friday and leave the rest of us to risk our lives and cars.

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