Update on Dangerously Cold Weather in Naperville - Jan. 30, 2019, 6 p.m.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Dangerous, life-threatening cold weather will continue in the Naperville area overnight and into Thursday morning. The entire Chicago region remains under a Wind Chill Warning until noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. Temperatures are expected to remain at these unprecedented levels until tomorrow afternoon.

Residents should continue to take preventative measures to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property. If possible, stay indoors. Wind chills this cold can freeze exposed skin in as little as five minutes. If you must go outdoors, limit your time and dress in layers with hats, scarves, face masks, and mittens or gloves. Please continue to check on others, especially the elderly and those in need, to help ensure everyone’s comfort and safety.

For an extensive list of cold weather tips and resources, please visit www.naperville.il.us/severecold. This page includes lists of warming centers from both DuPage and Will counties.

Updates and Reminders

  • Due to the cold weather, the north elevator in the Van Buren Parking Deck is currently out of service and will not be operational until temperatures rise. Other elevators at that location are operational at this time.
  • Due to a water main break, the westbound lanes of Ogden Avenue between Washington and Mill streets are experiencing icy conditions. Public Works crews have treated this area extensively; however, due to the cold temperatures, road salt is ineffective, and the roadway remains icy. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution, follow all traffic controls in place or avoid the area if possible.
  • Garbage and recycling collection has been canceled for tomorrow, Jan. 31. Please visit www.naperville.il.us/severecold to view collection details and instructions for the rest of the week.
  • The Electronics Recycling Center at the City’s Environmental Collection Campus will remain closed tomorrow.
  • The City has assembled a list of tips to assess and treat frozen pipes at www.naperville.il.us/severecold. Residents who notice weaker than normal water pressure with no signs of frozen pipes or have no water should contact City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.
  • If you must travel, drive slow, pay close attention to road conditions, and be prepared for the possibility of encountering black ice. Remember, road salt becomes ineffective at these temperatures.  
  • If you are concerned about a love one’s well-being during this time, contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 to arrange for a non-emergency wellness check.

The next communication regarding this weather event will be issued at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 31.


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.