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. 

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Joe O'Malley January 07, 2014 at 04:36 PM
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