The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for DuPage County from 3 p.m. today until noon Saturday, Jan. 19, with snowfall of 5-9 inches and wind gusts up to 35 mph. The City’s Public Works crews have a plan in place to clear streets as promptly and efficiently as possible.
Due to the amount of snow and wind that are predicted, it is possible that crews will not complete snow removal to the curb until Saturday in the overnight hours. If this is the case, residents may have snow on the apron of their driveways on Sunday morning from the late Saturday cleanup. Crews expect to complete cleaning up cul-de-sacs and the downtown area on Sunday.
Please remember that parking is not allowed on City streets after 2 inches of snow to allow crews to clear the streets. Also, remember not to shovel or blow snow into the street, as this hinders crews’ efforts to clear the streets and creates a safety hazard for drivers. It is also a violation of City Code and can result in fines.
If you are able, please help keep fire hydrants near your home clear of snow so that Fire Department crews can easily access them in an emergency. The City also encourages residents to assist neighbors who are unable to clear their sidewalks. For more snow reminders and information, see the City’s website.
For winter storm warning information and alerts, visit the National Weather Service’s website or follow @NWSChicago on Twitter and Facebook.