.

Emergency Workers Battle Sub-zero Temperatures to Rescue Driver

Mayor Morley advises residents to stay home if at all possible.

Emergency crews respond to a rollover accident at I-290 and Route 83. (Credit: Jake Eleniewski)
Emergency crews respond to a rollover accident at I-290 and Route 83. (Credit: Jake Eleniewski)
It hasn't been an easy day out there for Elmhurst police, fire and EMS workers, who have been hampered by record-breaking cold weather. Just before 10 a.m., Elmhurst and Addison emergency crews responded to a rollover accident on eastbound Interstate 290 at Route 83.

Jake Eleniewski, a seventh-grader at Bryan Middle School, and his dad, John, were at the scene and reported that "at least two people" were taken to the hospital.

More photos here.

Morning temperatures of -16 degrees and wind chills of -41 degrees are making the work of local emergency response teams difficult. Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, in a robo-call Sunday night, urged people to stay at home if possible.

"I strongly encourage everyone to stay inside and stay warm, and only venture outside if absolutely necessary," he said.

Bitter cold temperatures are expected to continue through Tuesday morning. 

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Joe O'Malley January 07, 2014 at 04:36 PM
"Master of the bloody obvious"

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something