02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 15:29
Crews will focus on arterial streets in preparation for evening rush hour
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - As of 2 p.m., 9 inches of snow has fallen in Naperville due to the ongoing winter storm. Public Works crews and contractors remain in neighborhoods and on the main roadways removing snow from arterial and neighborhood streets. Currently, all 26 of the City's large plow trucks are in service, along with 12 pick-up trucks and 32 contractors. Snow is expected to continue well into the overnight hours.
In preparation for the evening rush hour, between 3 and 3:30 p.m. today crews will begin gang plowing on all arterial roadways, which includes the major streets the City is responsible for, such as 95th Street, Washington Street, 87th Street and West Street, for example. This process involves two to four plows, depending on the size of the road, moving down the street simultaneously to remove snow from curb to curb.
Because snow continues to fall, residents should expect roads to remain snow covered and slushy into the evening rush hour and beyond. The continuous snowfall makes it so that even if a plow has come down a street, the road will be snow covered shortly thereafter.
Once arterial roads have received another treatment in preparation for rush hour, crews will move back into neighborhoods to continue working on those roadways. Work also continues on the cul-de-sacs, with additional rounds of snow removal being necessary as the storm continues. Please use extreme caution if you must travel.
Please continue to exercise caution while shoveling, shovel a three-foot perimeter from around fire hydrants and remove parked cars from the street to give plows more room to work. Plows do their best to avoid pushing snow onto the ends of driveways; their primary goal is to remove snow from the roadway to allow for safe travel. The City continues to encourage residents to look out for their neighbors during this significant winter event and assist them with shoveling if needed.
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.