Schaumburg, IL – As the winter storms continues to impact the area, the village of Schaumburg is particularly concerned about residents with heart conditions and the elderly, stressing the importance of caution during snow shoveling. The village’s statement on Tuesday highlighted the challenges posed by the heavy, wet snow currently blanketing the area.
According to the village, Schaumburg’s Snow Command is diligently working to keep roads safe, urging residents to drive carefully and maintain visibility for snow plows. The announcement emphasizes the intense physical demand of shoveling wet snow and advises those with heart conditions to wear warm clothing, take regular breaks, and consider seeking help for shoveling. Keeping a phone handy for emergencies is also recommended.
This concern is underscored by data from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, stating that snow shoveling leads to approximately 100 deaths and 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies requiring emergency department treatment each year.
Residents can track plowing and salting efforts through the village’s SnowStat interactive map at www.schaumburg.com/snowstat. For queries about snow and ice management, the village advises calling 311 within Schaumburg or (847) 895-4500 from outside the village.