Update on Dangerously Cold Weather in Naperville - Jan. 31, 2019, 10 a.m.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. —The Naperville area remains under a Wind Chill Warning until noon today, Jan. 31. Although temperatures are expected to begin rising by midday, it will remain below freezing until this weekend. Accumulating snowfall is forecast to start prior to this evening’s rush hour, and the cold temperatures will make road salt less effective. Residents are encouraged to use extreme caution, pay close attention to road conditions, and be prepared for the possibility of slick and snow-covered roads this evening and tomorrow morning.
For an extensive list of cold weather tips and resources, including warming centers, please visit www.naperville.il.us/severecold. Please continue to check on loved ones and those in need as this cold snap subsides to ensure their safety and comfort. If you are concerned about a love one’s well-being, contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 to arrange for a non-emergency wellness check.
Updates and Reminders
- The City has assembled a list of tips to assess and treat frozen pipes at www.naperville.il.us/severecold. If your pipes freeze, do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, or other open flame device to heat them. Use an electric hair dryer or wrap towels soaked in hot water around the frozen area. If you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber. More tips are 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.
- All lanes of Ogden Avenue between Washington and Mill streets have re-opened to traffic following yesterday’s water main break and resulting icy conditions on the roadway. Salt and sand have been placed on the roadway to assist with traction; however, motorists should use extreme caution while traveling this stretch of road until temperatures rise and the ice fully melts.
- There will be no garbage and recycling collection today, Jan. 31. Residents with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday garbage collection should place their garbage containers at the curb by 6 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 1. Crews will complete collection to these homes by the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 2. Recycling collection for those with Thursday and Friday collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of this week. Individuals with Wednesday recycling collection will not receive service until next Wednesday, Feb. 6.
- Due to the cold weather, the north elevator in the Van Buren Parking Deck remains out of service and will not be operational until temperatures rise. Other elevators at that location are operational at this time.
- Temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing by this weekend. As pavement temperatures are still below freezing due to the cold snap, black ice could easily form on roadways. Public Works crews will be out salting; however, residents are advised to use caution and slow down while driving.
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.