Update: Deerfield Roads Now Clear
Public Works gets the streets ready for Saturday driving.
Update (10:40 a.m., Today) As of this morning, all roads have been cleared and traffic is back to normal in Deerfield, according to the Deerfield Police Department.
Update (5:30 p.m., Friday) Most Deerfield High School athletic events remain on schedule tonight despite the continuing snowfall, according to coaches and websites around the Central Suburban League.
The boys’ basketball team will be playing Maine West at 7:30 p.m. in Des Plaines according to Coach J.J. Pearl while the swimming team is currently competing in a dual meet against Niles North in Skokie.
When Patch contacted wrestling Coach Marc Pechter less than two hours ago, he said the Warriors were already weighing in for the Central Suburban League North Division meet at Maine East in Park Ridge.
At this time there was no indication on the Deerfield High School website the girls’ basketball game at 7:30 p.m. against Maine West in the Exhibition Gym.
Meanwhile, there was approximately 3.5 inches of snow on the ground at Deerfield Square at 3:30 p.m. today, according to La Vonce Long of Deerfield who stepped outside from his job at Potbelly’s to measure the depth.
(Update 1 p.m., Friday) Deerfield High School will send its employees and staff home at 1:30 p.m. today because of the snow, according to communications director Natalie Kaplan.
Kaplan said the school will monitor weather conditions to determine if scheduled sports events will still take place. At this point all are going to be held.
A spokesperson for Deerfield Public Schools District 109 said there is no plan at this time for early dismissal. Both Caruso Middle School and Shepard Middle School will make their own decisions about after school activities.
(Earlier Friday) A winter storm warning went into effect in Deerfield at 9 a.m. today which could bring four to six inches of snow to the Village, according to Weather Channel.
Deerfield’s Department of Public Works began preparation yesterday by putting liquid salt brine on local streets to help today’s snow melt more easily, according to a public works spokesperson. The spokesperson reiterated snow is more difficult to melt in colder weather.
“Salt doesn’t melt at a certain temperature but the snow should be lighter and easier to clear,” the spokesperson said. “People should always be very careful.”
The Village’s snow removal force is geared up and ready to go.
At this time, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 has no plans to close early, according to a spokesperson for the district.
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