Update to Winter Weather Operations in Naperville
Roadways in Naperville passable, snow covered
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Public Works crews have been performing snow removal operations throughout the night in Naperville. Currently, 107 trucks are deployed throughout the city to continue plowing and salting efforts.
As of 6 a.m., approximately 4.5 inches of snow has fallen in Naperville. By 10 a.m., that total is expected to reach 8 inches. After 10 a.m. the storm is expected to subside, with little to no accumulation expected throughout the remainder of the day.
Major arterial roadways throughout the City are passable but remain snow covered. Plows have made one pass down neighborhood streets; however, due to the ongoing nature of this storm, those roads remain snow packed. During the morning rush, crews will focus on keeping major roadways passable and will shift their focus to plowing neighborhood roadways after the morning rush is completed. Contractors were deployed overnight to begin work on cul-de-sacs and assist with snow removal on larger roadways. Crews are also working on snow removal on the sidewalks, platforms and parking lots at the train stations.
If you do not have to travel, the City encourages the public to stay off area roadways. To help plows more effectively and efficiently clear the roads, please refrain from parking vehicles on City streets throughout the day.
Residents should shovel snow onto their lawns, not into the street. Pushing snow into the street creates a dangerous, icy patch at the end of driveways. 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.
As a reminder, garbage and recycling collection for Friday, February 9 has been canceled. Residents who receive Friday garbage and recycling collection will have their garbage and recycling picked up on Saturday, February 10. In addition, the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 156 Fort Hill Drive will be closed on February 9.
The City will continue regular communications through social media, the City’s website, the City’s Snow Command Blog, and Naper Notify about the City’s response to this storm. Throughout the day, additional communications will be issued as conditions warrant.
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.