Breaking: DeKalb County offices join closures after blizzard

November 26, 2018 GMT

With nearly a foot of fresh, wet, heavy snow blanketing DeKalb County, the county’s offices will be closed today, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

That means the sheriff’s office, the county clerk’s office, the health department, the courthouse – all county buildings will reopen Tuesday.

This batch of snow, which fell on the county between about 5:30 p.m. Sunday through 4 this morning, hours after the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning, is no lightweight – literally. It’s wet and heavy, so if it’s up to you to shovel it, be sure to pace yourself. Even though it’s cold out, stay hydrated, and if you get weak or lightheaded, take a break.

Superintendents throughout the county announced Sunday night their school districts will be closed today. Courses at Northern Illinois University will first start up at 10 a.m.

If you’ve got a ticket on your vehicle in DeKalb, it’s likely because once more than two inches of snow fall, a snow emergency is declared so plows can properly clear the roads. The city asks that residents do their part in clearing their sidewalks, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Other closures and schedule changes:

• The Sycamore Park District announced in a news release that its Pathway Fitness 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, CEO Mark Spiegelhoff said.

• Family Service Agency and its Club 55s for seniors also will be closed, development director Sarah Slavenas said.

• DeKalb City Hall, 200 S. Fourth St., will first open at 10 a.m. Monday, and Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not collect garbage and recycling Monday, pushing back all collections one day this week, according to a post on the city of DeKalb Facebook page.

• The DeKalb Public Library will be closed all day Monday, according to a news release. A release from the Sycamore Public Library says it will open first at 1 p.m. Monday.