Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Impassable Roads in McHenry County

Yesterday at 3pm
I peeked in on my daughter, who is working from home today, in the computer room.  She has her headset on, her laptop, and her desktop (dual) monitor hooked up, logged into her VPN, and taking help desk calls.  I quickly closed the door, knowing she in at "work" and doesn't need "mom" bugging her.

Morning 2-2-2011
As I sit here, family safe in my house. I am laughing and smiling sn'omg in.

Rick is logging in remote to his computer.  He works with the car manufacturers, and when he tried to log in to Ford, the laptop saw their system as a Virus. Now that's funny... (Especially being a Chevy girl myself)  Yes, yes, I know Jaguar is a Ford product.

I have to really count my blessings.  I worked for a large Telco company in the 90s, and they would expect, demand you to be there, even risking life and limb.

2-2-2011 (that's a 6 foot fence in the back)
With technology today, companies can trust that most people appreciate staying home, and will, like my daughter, be up and ready to go at 7am to assist others.

In the 90s, we talked about "Seamless" service.  It only took about 20 years to actually mean it.

Stay safe everyone.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Dude, Where's my pool?

Sheriff's Office: Do not travel

'Crippling' blizzard continues throughout morning

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office warns that most roads remain impassable this morning as a crippling blizzard continues to make its way through the area.
The "potentially killer blizzard" is expected to continue this morning, according to the National Weather Service.

"Visibilities are so poor in open areas that motorists could become disoriented and unable to even see beyond the hood of their cars," the National Weather Service warns. "Before considering getting on the roads this morning ... ask yourself if getting to your destination is worth risking your life."

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded to a call about 2:15 a.m. for two snowmobilers who were hit by a front-end loader.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 47 and Freeman Road in Hebron. The two male snowmobilers were transported to Centegra Hospital - McHenry by two ambulances, one from Hebron and another from Richmond.

Paths were cleared by township road crews assisted by local farmers using snowblowing machines to cut through some of the heaviest drifts, according to Richmond Fire Chief Rick Gallas.
Gallas also reported that the ambulances left the scene at 5:03 a.m. and arrived at the hosptal at 6:14 a.m.

"This is just one of those things that happened in the blizzard of 2011," Gallas said.

At about 6 a.m., three of the county's 13 plows were stuck, said Mark DeVries, McHenry County road maintenance superintendent.

"They can't go anywhere," he said. "They can't back up. They can't move for whatever reason, which may be cars in front and back."




  1. I drive a charter bus and all our buses were pulled off the road and the charters canceled or rescheduled...made my day..:)