Winter Operations Continuing Throughout Naperville
Crews and contractors continuing work in neighborhoods and on main roads
As of 6 p.m., 10.5 inches of snow has fallen. Public Works crews and contractors remain in neighborhoods and on the main roads removing snow from arterial and neighborhood streets. Currently, 24 city plow trucks are in service, along with 12 pick-up trucks and 17 contractors. Snow is expected to continue into the overnight hours, with another two inches of accumulation expected.
Because snow continues to fall, residents should expect roads to remain snow covered and slushy into the evening hours and beyond. Crews will continue to focus on plowing main streets throughout subdivisions, residential and side-streets and arterial roadways, as contractors continue to work in cul-de-sacs and courts. Snow plowing efforts will continue throughout the overnight hours, including between breaks in snowfall.
If possible, please continue to postpone non-essential travel as that helps City crews treat roadways more efficiently and makes the roadways safer for those who must travel. Please do not park on city streets throughout the evening. Effective and safe snow plowing 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.
Those with Friday garbage and recycling collection will have their garbage and recycling picked up on Saturday, February 10. If possible, residents are asked to please wait until Saturday morning to place containers out on the curb for pick-up to allow crews to plow as efficiently as possible overnight. Trash and recycling containers must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 for collection.
Please continue to exercise caution while shoveling. Plows do their best to avoid pushing snow onto the ends of driveways; their primary goal is to remove snow from the roadway to allow for safe travel. We continue to encourage residents to shovel a three-foot perimeter from around fire hydrants and to look out for their neighbors and assist them with shoveling if needed.
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.