Service Alert: Ice Storm Warning in effect Sunday, 1/27, starting at 11 a.m.

We Strongly Recommend Pretreatment with Eco-Friendly Ice Melt

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday (1/27) morning throughout late Sunday night for the potential of significant ice accumulation in excess of a quarter of an inch.

We strongly recommend pretreatment with our eco-friendly ice melt first thing Sunday morning, to prepare for and prevent possible ice build-up. Our eco-friendly ice melt will melt up to the ½ inch of snow or ice that falls on top of it and will facilitate future ice removal, making it the ideal service during the weather conditions we are expecting.

We will be running pretreatment crews early Sunday morning and are compiling the route today.  If you would like to be included in this service, please reply to this email or call the Greenwise Snowline at (224) 577-9473.  The cost of de-icing pretreatment service is $50 per bag of eco-friendly ice melt applied: Most residential properties in our service area require about one bag of ice melt to protect their sidewalks, entranceways and walkways.

Here is the full text of the National Weather Service Storm Watch:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: FREEZING RAIN…POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET…WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. FREEZING RAIN WILL CHANGE TO RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS THE
REGION AS TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY RISE ABOVE FREEZING.

* MAIN IMPACT: THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IN EXCESS OF A QUARTER OF AN INCH.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ICE ACCUMULATING ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES WILL WEIGH THEM DOWN AND WITH INCREASING WIND COULD RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES. IN ADDITION…PAVEMENT AND SOIL TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING…SO ANY LIQUID PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY FREEZE ON CONTACT AND RESULT IN VERY ICY AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SIDEWAYS AND WALKWAYS COULD ALSO TURN TO SHEETS OF ICE MAKING EVEN WALKING DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT FOR POTENTIAL OF SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION

You can learn more about the weather conditions and road conditions below:

Winter Weather Advisory:
http://www.accuweather.com/us/il/evanston/60201/watches-warnings.asp

Weather Report:
http://www.accuweather.com/us/il/evanston/60201/city-weather-forecast.asp

Road conditions:
http://www.traffic.com/Chicago?q=60201

Please don’t hesitate to call our snowline with any questions concerns or special requests: (224) 577-9473.

Stay safe!

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