Posts under ‘Blizzard 2011’

Twin Lakes garbage collection to be Fri.; plowing continues

Here is the latest official statement regarding plowing operations in Twin Lakes: Refuse collection in the Village is delayed one day. Regular Thursday collection will occur on Friday. Plowing and clearing activities continue today with the intent of further opening roads including those that were cleared to only one lane wide or may have been missed […]

Sheriff’s state of emergency lifted

Sheriff David Beth has lifted the State of Emergency at the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department effective at 9 a.m., Sgt. Bill Beth, Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said.

Wind chill advisory still in effect

A National Weather Service wind chill advisory continues until 10 a.m. today. The NWS forecasts a high near 17 today. Wind chill values could be between -10 and -20, wind between 10 and 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Garbage reminder: Bristol pick-up Friday this week

Just a reminder about this week’s garbage collection in Bristol. Due to the storm, John’s Disposal will not be picking up residents’ garbage on Thursday. Garbage pickup for this week only will be on Friday, Feb. 4. That will give you an extra day just to dig out your bin!

Roads narrow in spots

Deputies out and about on county and state highways West of the I this morning are reporting several areas that are down to one lane. Highway Department plows on the way, but keep an active eye out if you’re driving. Some of the reported trouble areas include: Highway 50 westbound at Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Highway C […]

Highway U one lane and hazardous

Some roads continue to be far from normal. For example, at 7:22 a.m., a joint services dispatcher just reported to a deputy that Highway U in Bristol has only one passable lane, which cars are trying to use going both north and south, causing a hazardous condition. Some new cars off the road are still being reported as well.

Snow photos

Latest UPDATE: 9:18 p.m. Here is an album of storm photos from around Western Kenosha County. Hover your cursor over the photos to read caption info. Thanks to everyone who has contributed a photo! Below is video a reader shot in Brighton this morning. If you have something to add, email them to darren@westofthei.com And […]

Update: How much snow?

The latest (as of about 2:10 p.m.) estimate of snow for our area over the last three days shows that parts of Western Kenosha County may have gotten as much as 20 inches of snowfall. Getting the brunt of the area snow according to the NWs was Paris, Paddock Lake and parts of Brighton . […]

Road report: Still tough going

At 2:41 p.m., I’m just back in from a very short drive to take a look around. I think I was lulled into a false sense of security by living on a main drag. From my street up to Highway 50 was pretty good traveling. But conditions on side roads and county highways were considerably worse. Seemed like only snow plow […]

Highway 50 blocked by semi at Highway 83

At about 12:45 p.m., eastbound Highway 50 is being blocked at Highway 83 due to a semi tractor trailer trapped in the intersection. The semi was making a right turn from Highway 83.

How much snow?

How much snow did we get last night? The National Weather Service is estimating at least 15 inches of snowfall. As an aside, the drifting has completely wiped out any place here I usually measure snow from at West of the I HQ.

Sheriff says 7 squads stranded; urges no travel

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department may have as many as seven squads stranded in the storm, Sheriff David Beth said during a TV interviews this morning. “It’s very, very serious out there,” Beth said on WTMJ 4. “We have an extreme state here in Kenosha County. There’s nothing moving and don’t move.” Interstate 94 in […]

A word from our sponsor: Reliable Heating and Cooling making service calls today

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning owner Rick Sheehan reports that they will be open for business today. “We are running three 4 x 4 trucks to take care of our customers,” Sheehan said. Sheehan advises homeowners to keep the outside furnace vents clear if they come out the side of the house. If they plug […]

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