Thursday, January 12, 2012
Shelter available at all three fire stations and the Romeoville Recreation Center.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
With possible snow accumulation of up to eight inches and colder temperatures arriving, the Village of Romeoville reminds residents that warming stations are available at all Romeoville fire stations — located at 18 Montrose Dr., 1321 Enterprise Dr. and 698 N. Birch Ln. — as well as the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Rd. Residents in need of a warming station are asked to first contact the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219 before proceeding to the warming station. As public works crews continue to clear the streets, the village also reminds residents of the odd-even parking restrictions in effect. When there are two or more inches of snowfall, "odd-even" street parking goes into effect so that streets may be …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Early morning thunderstorms, winds knocked out power to more than 10,000 people in the Romeoville region.
No accidents or injuries were reported after Monday morning's storms, but Romeoville officials had plenty of downed limbs and power lines to deal with, police said. "We had a lot of downed tree branches and limbs," Assistant Chief Steven Lucchesi said, adding several areas of Romeoville also lost electricity. Power was still out near Murphy Drive and Cindy Circle, he added, saying ComEd was working on the problem but could not give officials an estimate as to when power would be restored. Garland Avenue was closed for several hours due to downed power lines, along with a section of Belmont Drive near Dalhart, Lucchesi said. The roads have since reopened. By late morning, ComEd spokesman Tony Hernandez said roughly 576,000 customers in the…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
ComEd reported about 56,000 customers without power as of 4 a.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.
Back-to-back days of sunshine and extreme heat came to a screeching halt Wednesday night as severe thunderstorms brought heavy downpours and power outages to much of the Chicago area. As of 4 a.m. Thursday, about 56,000 Commonwealth Edison customers were without power due to the storms, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to an outage map on ComEd's website, the Joliet region—which includes Lemont, Lemont Township and Romeoville—had between 3,000 and 10,000 customers without power Thursday morning. The same was true for ComEd's Bolingbrook region, which includes the towns of Naperville, Woodridge and Darien. In the Crestwood region—which includes Orland Park, Palos, Tinley Park and Oak Lawn—more than 10,000 customers lost power. ComEd …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and tonight could bring winds in exceeds of 60 mph and hail, according to a hazardous weather outlook.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting potentially severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening. A hazardous weather outlook issued Tuesday morning said the storms could hit Will, Grundy, DuPage, Kendall, Cook and DeKalb counties. According to the weather service, strong storms could result in winds in excess of 60 mph and hail the size of quarters, along with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. Strong to severe thunderstorms are increasingly in the early and mid-afternoon, lingering into the evening. There is also a chance of storms again late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
April and May are the peak months for severe weather in the Romeoville area.
After a string of deadly tornadoes killed more than 200 people in the South, could similar weather be headed our way? According to Meteorologist Gino Izzi of the National Weather Service in Romeoville, it’s tough to say — but it’s possible. “To forecast over one week ahead in [another] part of the country is impossible,” he said. But the continuing La Niña weather system, characterized by colder than normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, means stormy weather is likely for the Central and Eastern states, Izzi said. The result of La Nina is more storms moving out of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, those storms have pulled moisture from the Gulf of Mexico north, resulting in lines of strong thunderstorms in the South. Whether severe …