Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Landing at The Rockford Airport





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Sources are reporting a Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at the Rockford Airport around 11 am this morning.

It was experiencing mechanical issues a source told us.

Thankfully, It was able to land safely as many emergency personnel were on scene just in case.

We are not able to confirm it yet, but there was a Boeing 737 that did land at the Rockford Airport around the same time. It is registered to  Southern Air. (ATLAS AIR INC) Southern Air 362, SOO362 / 9S362 / N362GT

It appears it was circling the SE area of Iowa for awhile before making the emergency landing, possibly to burn off fuel so it could land.

The Rockford Airport has a 10,000 foot runway capable of handling any kind of aircraft for any situation.






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Rockford Scanner™: Snow Emergency Declared, Odd/Even Parking In Effect



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From the city of Rockford:

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CAR IS PARKED? – January 18, 2019

  • THE CITY OF ROCKFORD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED A CITYWIDE SNOW EMERGENCY BEGINNING TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019, EFFECTIVE 9:00 PM. THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DEEMS IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY.   UPDATES TO THE SNOW EMERGENCY WILL BE PROVIDED AT APPROPRIATE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE STORM.
  • STREET DIVISION EMPLOYEES WILL CONTINUE PLOWING ARTERIAL STREETS . CONTRACTORS BEGIN PLOWING RESIDENTIAL STREETS SOMETIME THIS EVENING.
  • THE CITY OF ROCKFORD OR ITS CONTRACTORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PLOWING ALLEY WAYS.
  • THE ODD/EVEN PARKING IS IN EFFECT SO THAT THE PLOWS CAN SAFELY GO DOWN THE STREETS.   THE NEXT DAY, WHEN THE PARKING CHANGES TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, THE PLOWS MAY OR MAY NOT RETURN TO CLEAR THE OTHER SIDE. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE FROM THE STREET. IF UNABLE TO, PLEASE OBSERVE THE ODD/EVEN PARKING.
  • EFFECTIVE AS OF 9:00 PM TODAY, JANUARY 18 , 2019, CARS SHOULD BE PARKED ON THE EVEN NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
  • AS OF 8:00 AM TOMORROW, JANUARY 19, 2019, CARS ARE TO BE PARKED ON THE ODD NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
  • CARS PARKED IN VIOLATION OF THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE TICKETED.

WHAT DOES THE ODD/EVEN PARKING MEAN TO ME?

In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets.   If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency.     A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd number and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even number.  For example, on January 5th, you would park on the odd side of the street.  Police will issue parking tickets at the cost of $50.00 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street.  It’s safe to assume that if it’s snowing the Odd/Even Parking is in effect.

The residential area between 20th St. west to Kishwaukee St., Harrison Avenue north to Rural St. has been problematic for the City Crews to plow during past storms, due to vehicles parked on both sides of the street.  We would encourage citizens in this area to move their vehicles either off the street or to the appropriate side of the street as specified by the odd/even parking.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • If your street is marked as “No Parking” on one side of the street, the Snow Emergency Declaration allows you to park legally in the restricted area during the time that the Snow Emergency Declaration is in effect.
  • Do not assume that you can move your car when the street is plowed. Your car must remain parked appropriately until after the Snow Emergency has been lifted.
  •  All vehicles must be moved to the correct side of the street at 8:00 a.m.

Residential Plowing Operation

January 19, 2019 –

The City of Rockford’s Contractors will begin plowing Residential Routes at 1:00 AM. The City of Rockford Public Works Department will continue plowing and salting Arterial Routes and the Snow Emergency and Odd/Even parking remain in effect.  Decisions about further deployment will be made, as needed, according to developing conditions.

When we’re not in an operation, you can make a plow or salt request by calling 779-348-7260 for 24 hour assistance.

Citizens are urged to follow at a safe distance behind snowplows. This will prevent the salt that is being spread from hitting your vehicle and the added distance also allows a driver room to back up if needed.

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

 


When we are not in a snow operation, we handle individual requests as needed.
Please contact us at 779-348-7260.

Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed, according to developing conditions.

The City of Rockford or its contractors are NOT responsible for plowing alley ways.


The End of Your Driveway

The City’s crews and contractors use side discharge plows. As the plows move forward, snow moves along the blade from the left to the right. The discharge from the blade is deposited along the curb or in the grass boulevard on the city right of way. This discharge, officially known as a “windrow”, ends up leaving a relatively small amount of snow in driveway approaches along the route. While we understand the aggravation this can cause, this natural result of plowing is unavoidable.

Your Mailbox

The goal of the Street Maintenance Department is to clear the streets for travel. No matter how hard we try, it is not possible to provide perfect conditions for your mail carrier. Final clearing adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident.

Here’s the postcard we got from the postmaster last season regarding clearance to mailboxes:

Snow postcard

Street Section Supervisor – (779) 348-7260

  • The City is responsible for ice and snow control on City streets.
  • Residents are responsible for their sidewalks and alleys.
  • Neither snow nor ice from sidewalks or private property shall be deposited in the street or piled so high as to obstruct motorists’ view.
  • Where ice cannot be removed, the business shall use sand, salt, or other suitable substance that will prevent the ice from being dangerous.
  • Odd/Even parking is in effect during most snow clearing operations. Changes at 8 am.

In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets. If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency. A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd number and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even number. For example, on January 5th you would park on the odd side of the street. Police and public works crews will issue parking tickets at the cost of $50.00 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street. It’s safe to assume that if it’s snowing the Odd/Even Parking is in effect.

Important Points To Remember

  • If your street is marked as “No Parking” on one side of the street, the Snow Emergency Declaration allows you to park legally in the restricted area during the time that the Snow Emergency Declaration is in effect.
  • The Odd/Even Parking is in effect so that plows can safely go down the streets. The next day when the parking changes, to the other side of the street, the plows may or may not return to clear the other side. If at all possible, please remove your vehicle from the street.
  • Do not assume that you can move your car when the street is plowed. Your car must remain parked appropriately until after the Snow Emergency has been lifted.
  • All vehicles must be moved to the correct side of the street at 8:00 a.m.

 

SNOW HOTLINE: 779-348-7260

 


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Rockford Scanner®: Update Forecast From the NWS, Chance of A Winter Storm This Weekend






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216 PM CST Fri Nov 23 2018

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Oregon,
Dixon, and DeKalb
216 PM CST Fri Nov 23 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations in excess
of 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Snow
covered roads and significantly reduced visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.


Update from the NWS

Through Saturday…

Concerns center on a period of generally lighter rain this evening
into the overnight hours.

A broad upper trough extends through the nation’s heartland this
afternoon. High pressure to our east ahead of this system is
leading to a period of breezy southeast winds. The strongest
forcing and better moisture will pass by to our south, but the
trough axis will drive an area of rain through the area tonight.
We could start to see some spotter rain fall out of the mid to
higher cloud deck in the evening, though confidence is higher in
the more organized rain shield spreading through the area late
evening into the overnight hours. Some areas may see a few tenths
of an inch of rain.

The rain will taper to drizzle with some lingering low level
clouds into Saturday morning. Certainly some areas will clear out
behind the system, and with mild west southwest winds in place,
temperatures will again top out in the 40s northwest to the 50s
across Chicago and points south and east.

KMD

&&

.LONG TERM…
209 PM CST

Sunday through Friday…

Winter storm system will be the primary concern during the long
term forecast period. Several inches of accumulating snowfall
expected across portions of northern Illinois, though details in
precise placement and timing still remain in flux. From 24 hours
ago, guidance has had a pronounced southward shift in the surface
low track, bringing more favorable conditions for accumulating
snowfall farther south across the forecast area, including the
Chicago metro area. Upper wave that will be responsible for the
late weekend snow is still over the northern Pacific and may be
sampled by the 00Z RAOB network this evening, though more likely
sampled by the 12Z launch tomorrow. Guidance should hopefully have
a better handle on the details in the next 24 hours as a result.

What we know… Strong upper level disturbance over the northern
Pacific is progged to move over the Pacific Northwest this evening
and tonight and dig into the southern/central Great Plains early
on Sunday. Surface low will deepen in response lifting from
Missouri early Sunday morning across the Midwest Sunday evening.
Warm advection wing will overspread the region early in the day
Sunday allowing the column to saturate and for precipitation to
eventually reach the surface. P-type details will still have to be
worked out, but precip may start off as rainfall in some areas
before transitioning over to snow for the remainder of the event.
There will likely be a swath of heavy snow left of the surface low
track. Confidence is highest in accumulating snow over far north
and northwest Illinois and diminishes farther south.

Details that still need to be worked out… Surface low track is
the main area of uncertainty. While there has been a pronounced
southward shift from yesterday’s guidance, the latest suite of 12Z
guidance still has important inter-model differences that will
impact the location of heaviest snow. Meso-scale banding will be a
concern within the axis of heaviest snow. Guidance indicates a
corridor of strong f-gen which will help enhance snow totals for
some locations. In addition, lapse rates above 700/600mb remain
steep at times and could help to promote a deep vertical response
to forcing. SREF/GEFS plumes really highlight the uncertainty well
showing a broad range of no snow to over a foot of snowfall in
some members.

Bottom line… A winter storm appears likely somewhere across
eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin, though
details in the placement of the heaviest snow remains low within
50- 100 miles. Rain/Snow line is favored to set up over the CWA,
but again confidence is low within 50-100 miles. Either way,
travel impacts Sunday are likely, and may potentially become
significant for some locations.

Monday through Thursday… Slow moving upper low over the Great
Lakes will keep the local area locked into a colder but primarily
dry pattern through most of the upcoming week. Surface ridge axis
will extend from the Canadian Prairies into the lower Mississippi
Valley Monday through Wednesday keeping us under colder northwest
flow. May have to keep an eye out for some lower amplitude
clippers that could bring some snow into the CWA or nearby, but
primarily expect dry weather to prevail. The ridge will gradually
shift east to the midwest Thursday. Another southwest low may
impact the region late in the week.

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Stroll On State Street Event Information & Parking






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If you plan on attending the Stroll on State Street event, here are a few things you should know!  We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful time down at the event.

  • 3 p.m. – Stroll on State’s Merry & Bright Holiday Parade
  • 4 – 9 p.m. – Randy Finch Ice Brigades live ice sculpting
  • 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Fire & Ice displays
  • 6 p.m. – City of Rockford Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:15 p.m. – Sky Lights Fireworks Show

PARKING

The parking lots and garages labeled in red are recommended parking lots for guests attending Stroll on State. Parking in downtown parking decks will be $5 per car. Surface lots are free of charge. On street parking is free and posted regulations apply.

The shuttle bus locations include:

  • Illinois Bank & Trust
    4048 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Heartland Community Church
    1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108
  • YMCA 
    200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107

Source: https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Accident With Injuries, Vehicle On Fire






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Mike B. sent us this:
“Multiple MVA on I-90 at 6:20 pm (Thurs night) at mile marker 27. Car vs semi. Car hit rear of semi causing the vehicle to go airborne, smashing the cab and landing in the grass. The car was in fire when I got to the scene.

I was able to get a male victim out of the car, and then rush to get the fire extinguisher from the semi and put the fire out before Belvidere Fire actually got there.

Happened on Thanksgiving Day.

Everyone seemed to be ok, minus one male who had a hip injury. The other three occupants were not injured.”

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Death Investigation At A Rockford Business






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Sources reporting just before 11:30 am this morning, emergency personnel were on scene of a death investigation in Rockford.

Reports of a dead body at a business in the 5400 block of E State st.

No details are available, due to the encryption.

We can confirm a dead body. But unknown on the circumstances.

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Possibility Of A Winter Storm This Weekend






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NWS: An early-season winter storm will affect the Midwest late in the weekend. Precipitation may begin as early as late Saturday night, with a rain-snow mix across northwest and north central Illinois and rain elsewhere.

Precipitation may change to all snow from west to east Sunday night, with the potential for several inches of accumulation before ending early Monday morning.

Strong gusty north winds will also develop. At this time, it appears that areas northwest of the I-55 corridor across northern Illinois have the greatest potential for significant accumulation.

However, the exact track of the storm remains uncertain, so remain alert for further updates

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Possible House Fire In Loves Park, Several Units En Route






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Around 10:45 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a possible house fire in Loves Park

It happened in the 700 block of River lane in Loves Park

Reports of a house on fire near this location.

LPFD, NPFD, LPPD are all en route.

Still developing

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Two People Shot Near The District Bar Downtown






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On 11/22/18 around 2:09 am, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a local Hospital for two shooting victims.

The victims advised they were shot inside the parking lot of 205 W. State Street, (Parking lot of District Bar in downtown Rockford) while they were sitting in a vehicle.  Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No suspect description was provided.

This is as ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information can call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Serious Shooting Scene in Beloit, Developing






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Updated, 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21: A 49-year-old man was pronounced deceased at Mercy Hospital after he was shot in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue.

The Beloit Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old Beloit male suspect in the shooting. No other suspects are being sought.

The shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Due to the ongoing, active investigation, no additional details will be available tonight.

Original, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21: The Beloit Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue that occurred tonight. One individual was shot and transported to a local hospital. This is an ongoing investigation, and we will be working in the area for several hours (so you may need to drive or walk down other streets during the investigation). Additional details will be provided later tonight.


The Beloit Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue that occurred tonight.

One individual was shot and transported to a local hospital.

This is an ongoing investigation, and we will be working in the area for several hours (so you may need to drive or walk down other streets during the investigation).

Additional details will be provided later tonight.

 

 

 

 







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