The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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January 8, 2014

Still digging out

Roads remain dangerous to drivers

Thermometers refused to budge Tuesday as the area continued to dig out from Sunday’s snowstorm.

Three people were admitted to Presence United Medical Center in Danville for treatment of frostbite between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon. This was in addition to two others who had been admitted Monday morning for hypothermia and severe frostbite.

“We’re seeing quite a few people coming in with injuries related to the weather,” Gretchen Yordy, director of marketing and public relations, said Tuesday.

“Some of those (injuries) are because of people who were trapped in their vehicles. We’ve had staff that stayed the night so they would be here to treat them.”

Yordy said that as of Monday, no one had come to the medical center to warm up. The state of Illinois designated the Department of Human Services at 220 S. Bowman Ave. as Danville’s warming center.

“To the best of the mayor’s knowledge, the warming center wasn’t used by any city resident, mostly because no one lost power,” Theresa Brazelton, executive assistant to the mayor, said. “We had additional sites set up but didn’t use them.”

Also on Tuesday, the Danville Public Works Department announced that household waste collections will resume today and the Brickyard Landfill will be open for operations and able to receive waste.

Danville residents with normal collection days of Monday and Tuesday should place their Toters out for collection by 6 a.m. today. Residents with normal waste collection days of Wednesday and Thursday should place their Toters out for collection by 6 a.m. Thursday. Residents with normal waste collection days on Friday should place their Toters out on Friday.

The Solid Waste Division will use all available equipment and personnel, including those from special collections and yard waste programs to accelerate this collection cycle.

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