In a 24-hour period, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office assisted about 135 motorists and responded to
35 crashes, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said Wednesday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office reported snowdrifts of 3 to 4 feet on some county roads, rendering them impassable.
Because of these conditions, area police departments responded to a number of collisions and vehicles that slid off the road.
McHenry police and rescue personnel responded at 9:27 a.m. to the 6800 block of Route 120, where they found a pedestrian who had been injured in a two-vehicle crash, McHenry public affairs officer Patrick Polidori said.
A woman drove into a ditch because of icy road conditions. When she got out of her vehicle, a second car struck her car from behind, causing her to suffer a leg injury, Polidori said.
The woman was sent to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, and the driver of the second vehicle was cited for driving too fast for the road conditions.
The incident closed Route 120 between Ridge and Martin roads for about 45 minutes.
About 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page that Route 14 north of Harvard was closed after a collision involving two semitractor-trailers.
Harvard Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Don Davidson said police had sent his responders away because no injuries were reported.
Davidson said emergency crews responded Tuesday night to a rollover crash at Route 173 and White Oaks Road that resulted in four people being sent to Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center in Harvard with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Huntley Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said Huntley police responded to six crashes between 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported in any of these incidents, he said.
Snowdrifts and multiple vehicle crashes caused Huntley police to close Route 47 from Ackman to Conley roads for about an hour and a half Tuesday night, according to a Nixle alert. Huntley also reported by a Nixle alert that Gilberts police closed Huntley-Dundee Road from Kreutzer Road east between 8:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Marengo Assistant Fire Chief John Kimmel said crews responded to several incidents overnight, including a rollover crash at County Line and Kishwaukee Valley roads, a jackknifed semitractor-trailer at Route 20 and Church Road and a rollover crash Wednesday morning at Route 20 and Coral Road.
Kimmel said no injuries were reported in the crashes on Route 20, and the motorist involved in the Kishwaukee Valley Road crash already had left the scene by the time emergency responders arrived.