Winter Operations Continuing Throughout Naperville
Crews working on main streets in subdivisions followed by residential and side streets
As of 10 a.m., 5.5 inches of snow has fallen in Naperville. Public Works crews and contractors continue to conduct snow removal operations. Crews are focusing on plowing main streets throughout subdivisions and will then move to residential and side streets before going back to the arterial roadways. 49 contractors are currently working in cul-de-sacs and courts.
If possible, please postpone non-essential travel as that helps City crews treat roadways more efficiently and makes the roadways safer for those who must travel. The Naperville Police Department’s Emergency Snow Plan is in effect; if you are involved in a crash in which there are no injuries and the cars are drivable, motorists are asked to exchange information at the scene and come to the Naperville Police Department when conditions improve to file an accident report.
Motorists who are traveling should give plows ample room to do their work. When you approach a snowplow from behind, pass with care and only when you can see the road ahead of the truck.
Additional snowfall is expected tonight into tomorrow afternoon. Please do not park on city streets throughout the day and evening. Effective and safe snowplowing is made easier when cars are not parked on the roadway. As a reminder, overnight parking on streets is prohibited in the City of Naperville.
Please do not shovel snow into the street, as this creates a dangerous icy patch at the end of driveways. Residents are encouraged to check in on their neighbors and assist others with shoveling if they can. Please don’t forget to shovel out fire hydrants. Shoveling a three-foot perimeter around a hydrant and a path to the hydrant from the street will allow quick access in the event of an emergency.
Because this storm is producing a heavier type of snow, please exercise caution while shoveling to protect your health. This includes using a smaller shovel and shoveling several smaller loads instead of a fewer heavy ones and taking frequent breaks.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.