UPDATE, Feb. 9, 2018 / Crews and contractors continuing work in neighborhoods and on main roads.
As of 6PM, 10.5 inches of snow have fallen. Public Works crews and contractors remain in neighborhoods and on the main roads removing snow from arterial and neighborhood streets. Currently, 24 city plow trucks are in service, along with 12 pick-up trucks and 17 contractors. Snow is expected to continue into the overnight hours, with another two inches of accumulation expected.
Because snow continues to fall, residents should expect roads to remain snow covered and slushy into the evening hours and beyond. Crews will continue to focus on plowing main streets throughout subdivisions, residential and side-streets and arterial roadways, as contractors continue to work in cul-de-sacs and courts. Snow plowing efforts will continue throughout the overnight hours, including between breaks in snowfall.
If possible, please continue to postpone non-essential travel as that helps City crews treat roadways more efficiently and makes the roadways safer for those who must travel. Please do not park on city streets throughout the evening. Effective and safe snow plowing is made easier when cars are not parked on the roadway. As a reminder, overnight parking on streets is prohibited in the City of Naperville.
Friday garbage & recycling collection moves to Saturday
Those with Friday garbage and recycling collection will have their garbage and recycling picked up on Saturday, February 10. If possible, residents are asked to please wait until Saturday morning to place containers out on the curb for pick-up to allow crews to plow as efficiently as possible overnight. Trash and recycling containers must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 for collection.
UPDATE, 3:30PM Feb. 9, 2018 / Crews working on main streets in subdivisions followed by residential and side streets
As of 2PM, 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 3:30PM 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.
Update 11AM Feb. 9, 2018 – As of 10AM, 5.5 inches of snow has fallen in Naperville. Public Works crews and contractors continue to conduct snow removal operations. Crews are focusing on plowing main streets throughout subdivisions and will then move to residential and side streets before going back to the arterial roadways. 49 contractors are currently working in cul-de-sacs and courts.
If possible, please postpone non-essential travel as that helps City crews treat roadways more efficiently and makes the roadways safer for those who must travel. The Naperville Police Department’s Emergency Snow Plan is in effect; if you are involved in a crash in which there are no injuries and the cars are drivable, motorists are asked to exchange information at the scene and come to the Naperville Police Department when conditions improve to file an accident report.
Motorists who are traveling should give plows ample room to do their work. When you approach a snowplow from behind, pass with care and only when you can see the road ahead of the truck.
Additional snowfall is expected tonight into tomorrow afternoon. Please do not park on city streets throughout the day and evening. Effective and safe snowplowing is made easier when cars are not parked on the roadway. As a reminder, overnight parking on streets is prohibited in the City of Naperville.
Please do not shovel snow into the street, as this creates a dangerous icy patch at the end of driveways. Residents are encouraged to check in on their neighbors and assist others with shoveling if they can. Please don’t forget to shovel out fire hydrants. Shoveling a three-foot perimeter around a hydrant and a path to the hydrant from the street will allow quick access in the event of an emergency.
Because this storm is producing a heavier type of snow, please exercise caution while shoveling to protect your health. This includes using a smaller shovel and shoveling several smaller loads instead of a fewer heavy ones and taking frequent breaks.
ORIGINAL POST, Feb. 9 / Public Works crews have been performing snow removal operations throughout the night in Naperville. Currently, 107 trucks are deployed throughout the city to continue plowing and salting efforts.
As of 6AM, approximately 4.5 inches of snow has fallen in Naperville. By 10AM, that total is expected to reach 8 inches. After 10AM the storm is expected to subside, with little to no accumulation expected throughout the remainder of the day.
Our Public Works crews are out and working hard to make our roadways safe! This was at Bailey and Kiowa a few minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/j9aD4v0Ipp
— NapervilleIL (@NapervilleIL) February 9, 2018
Major arterial roadways throughout the City are passable but remain snow covered. Plows have made one pass down neighborhood streets; however, due to the ongoing nature of this storm, those roads remain snow packed. During the morning rush, crews will focus on keeping major roadways passable and will shift their focus to plowing neighborhood roadways after the morning rush is completed. Contractors were deployed overnight to begin work on cul-de-sacs and assist with snow removal on larger roadways. Crews are also working on snow removal on the sidewalks, platforms and parking lots at the train stations.
If you do not have to travel, the City encourages the public to stay off area roadways. To help plows more effectively and efficiently clear the roads, please refrain from parking vehicles on City streets throughout the day.
Residents should shovel snow onto their lawns, not into the street. Pushing snow into the street creates a dangerous, icy patch at the end of driveways. Because this storm is producing a heavier type of snow, please exercise caution while shoveling to protect your health. This includes using a smaller shovel and shoveling several smaller loads instead of a fewer heavy ones and taking frequent breaks.
As a reminder, garbage and recycling collection for Friday, February 9 has been canceled. Residents who receive Friday garbage and recycling collection will have their garbage and recycling picked up on Saturday, February 10. In addition, the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 156 Fort Hill Drive will be closed on February 9.
The City will continue regular communications through social media, the City’s website, the City’s Snow Command Blog, and Naper Notify about the City’s response to this storm. Throughout the day, additional communications will be issued as conditions warrant.