Blizzard Bearing Down on Oswego
Feb 01, 2015 10:50AM ● Published by Steven Jack
Photo courtesy of Gina Janito
Oswego School District 308 will be closed Monday, Feb. 2.
UPDATED 3 P.M. SUNDAY
Oswego Public Work's Director Jennifer Hughes provided the following update on street clearing:
"Plows are getting through, but work is slow due to heavy snow. Crews reporting reduced visibility and drifting. We'll be at it through the night."
UPDATE 11:40 A.M. SUNDAY
Route 30 near the bridge over the Fox River has been reported closed due to a three-car accident with injuries.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the area, lasting until midnight Sunday.
Heavy snow will continue through the evening with up to 40 mph winds beginning this afternoon. High winds will create whiteout conditions, especially in open areas. Up to 18 inches of snow accumulation is possible, the NWS forecasts.
As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, main roads in Oswego were passable. However, the village is asking residents to avoid travel.
"All of our plows are out. We are only clearing the centerlines of each road and will not be clearing to the curbs until the storm subsides," the village reported on its Facebook page. "Conditions will get much worse in the next few hours. Please stay off the roads if you can."
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office issued its own warning to residents Saturday, urging limited travel.
"Please be aware that while the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and other local emergency services are preparing for the upcoming weather, response to stranded motorists may be delayed or impossible," the sheriff's office said.