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Crystal Lake Police Department
Tuesday February 1st, 2011 :: 04:03 p.m. CST

Please refer to your email for an email from Crystal Lake Police, pertaining to todays snow event.

Police Department Response during snowstorm
During the existing snow event, the Crystal Lake Police Department as well as all City staff will be exceptionally busy. Calls for service as always will be prioritized, with emergency situations receiving first attention. Non-emergency matters will be handled as officers and staff members are available.

To assist in ensuring the safety of citizens, and emergency responders, the Crystal Lake Police Department encourages residents to refrain from operating motor vehicles during the active snow storm, unless it is imperative to travel.

As the City’s Street Department will continue to clear fallen snow from the public roadways throughout the storm, please avoid parking vehicles on streets as much as possible.

The Department has activated an Emergency Traffic Crash Reporting Plan. While the plan is in effect, motorists involved in non-injury traffic crashes occurring within the City, in which vehicles are drivable, should exchange all pertinent information with the operator of the other vehicle, to include; name, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate, and insurance information as well as the crash location, date and time. Again, this is for non-injury crashes when both vehicles are drivable. Drivers are asked to then respond to Crystal Lake Police Headquarters at 100 W. Woodstock Street for the purpose of filing the report, within 48 hours of the crash. If there is an injury involved or at least one vehicle is not able to be driven from the scene, please contact 9-1-1 for emergency personnel to respond.

If a driver should be involved in a crash involving private property (such as mailboxes, small trees, fences etc), or an unattended motor vehicle, you are required by law to leave your information for the property owner. The emergency plan does not exempt you from this responsibility.

Crystal Lake Police Department
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-356-3620

Sean McGrath
Community Relations

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