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Mother Nature shows wrath, covers DeKalb County with snow

November 26, 2018

DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jamie Craven said in a message to parents Sunday night that school will be back in session Tuesday. Because he and fellow officials didn’t sleep through the weekend, agencies all over the DeKalb County map won’t be open Monday.

By 8 p.m., but D-428 and Sycamore School District 428 announced they’ll be closed Monday, as about a half-foot of snow had already fallen, with another half-foot predicted to fall by 5 a.m. by the National Weather Service, which issued a blizzard warning midday Sunday. Out of School Care for Sycamore Schools and St. Mary’s School in Sycamore will also be closed, according to a news release.

Hiawatha School District 426 and Kaneland School District 302 also announced they will be closed via email.

If you haven’t moved any of it yet, this snow isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s wet and heavy, so be sure to pace yourself if you have to shovel.

The Sycamore Park District announced in a news release its Pathway Fitness the track at the community center, 480 Airport Road, will be closed overnight and reopen at 7 a.m. Monday. The district offices will open at 10 a.m.

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA, usually open at 5 a.m., will open at 9 a.m., and no classes will be offered before noon. While the Y typically offers its No School, No Problem program when schools are out of session, that will not be the case Monday because of the delay in opening, according to CEO Mark Spiegelhoff.

Family Service Agency and its Club 55s for seniors will also be closed, according to Development Director Sarah Slavenas.

As is always the case when DeKalb gets more than two inches of snow, parking prohibition was declared at 7 p.m. Sunday on all designated snow routes. It will be canceled when plowing has been finished, according to a news release from the city. Anyone who violates the ordinance will be fined anywhere from $25 to $75.

Additionally, City Hall, 200 S. Fourth St., will first open at 10 a.m., according to the City of DeKalb Facebook page.

Residents are urged to remove cars from the streets and keep their sidewalks clear of ice and snow.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, no power outages were reported via ComEd’s outage map at outagemap.comed.com, but the snow wasn’t expected to relent until 5 a.m., and winds were expected to gust up to 45 mph throughout the night.

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