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updated: 2/2/2011 11:08 AM

Drifting snow makes it tough on ambulance drivers

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The Carpentersville Fire Department received a few calls for service, but none required a rescue.

Most calls were for medical services, and two people had to be transported to Sherman Hospital from the east side of Carpentersville between 1 to 3 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief John Skillman. "At I-90 and Randall Road the roads were treacherous, they had four-foot drifts," he said. "They had to make sure to go around them and stay on the road to get to the hospital."

A power outage in a small section in the east side of Carpentersville was reported from about 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Skillman said.

All three fire stations are fully manned through Thursday, with six firefighters, up from four, on duty at all times, plus the battalion chief.

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