The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wheaton, effective from 4 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Steady snow and hazardous travel conditions are expected, with a predicted total of 4 to 8 inches of snow. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph may cause blowing snow and low visibility.
The City’s 16 snowplows will be out clearing snow and treating streets throughout the storm, working around the clock on alternating shifts.
If you can, stay off the roads during this time. If you must be out on the roads, please use extra caution and keep your distance from other vehicles.
Other reminders during snow:
- Please do not park on the street. This greatly helps snowplows to clear streets more quickly and efficiently.
- Do not blow, plow or shovel snow into the street. When you move snow onto the street, it not only hinders the efforts of City crews who are trying to keep roadways clear, it also creates a safety hazard for other drivers.
- Help keep fire hydrants clear. If you have a hydrant near your home or business, please help our firefighters by clearing snow and ice 3 feet away from the hydrant. Every second matters in an emergency, and we appreciate your help.
- In order to clear cul-de-sacs efficiently, crews often push snow to the middle of the roadway. Please remind children not to play on snow piles in the cul-de-sac, as it is not safe to play in the road.
- Crews use a prioritized route system to clear snow, starting with main thoroughfares and high-volume areas, followed by secondary and residential streets. Please have patience as we work to get through the 163 miles of streets in Wheaton.
For more information about Wheaton’s snow removal efforts, including which streets are maintained by the City, please see this section on the City’s website.