Knowing where and when you can park when it snows helps crews clear streets as quickly as possible. Under City Code 70-344, after 2 inches of accumulated snow, parking is prohibited on any City street, and Downtown Wheaton parking is prohibited from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Vehicles obstructing plows may be towed by the Wheaton Police Department at the owner’s expense. This allows Wheaton’s Public Works Department to clear the roadways efficiently and safely.
Other reminders during snow:
- Do not blow, plow or, shovel snow into the street, as this hinders the efforts of City crews and creates a safety hazard for other drivers.
- Help keep fire hydrants visible by clearing snow and ice 3 feet away from the hydrant.
- The City encourages you to keep the sidewalks near your home clear of snow for the safety of children walking to school or bus stops and other pedestrians.
- The City’s snowplows are designed to push snow to the side of the roadway. This is the fastest and most efficient means available to remove snow from the street and open the street to traffic. There is no way to plow the street so that every driveway remains free of piled snow, and the clearing of driveway aprons is the responsibility of the resident.
- The Wheaton Public Works Snow Desk can be reached at 630-260-7669 during most snow events. The voicemail is monitored, and citizens may leave messages for staff regarding any plowing complaints, damage to mailboxes, sod, and any other non-emergency requests or concerns. These requests can also be reported online using the City’s service request form.
- Emergency situations, including impassable or icy roadways, which may cause traffic crashes or stuck vehicles should be immediately reported to 9-1-1.
Clearing the City of snow and ice can be a tremendous task for Wheaton’s Public Works. Please help keep Wheaton’s streets safe by reporting dangerous roadway conditions to 9-1-1 and clearing sidewalks adjacent to your residence or business.