Winter weather conditions are here and our Public Works Crew are working on clearing roadways. Eight trucks have been salting since crews were mobilized at 10:00 a.m. this morning. 19 trucks will begin plowing operations once snow has accumulated. Salting and plowing operations will continue around the clock until roadways are clear.
The impact of this storm may result in white out conditions with zero visibility at times, making travel extremely difficult. Roads will likely quickly become covered in ice as temperatures rapidly fall. If you must travel, please use caution while driving.
Main roads are cleared first, followed by neighborhood streets and other less-traveled roadways. Snow is typically removed from the center to the curb in a series of four passes. Residents are reminded to please wait until City crews have completed their work before clearing your driveway approach because it is not possible to complete plowing without pushing some snow onto driveway approaches. During plowing operations, windrows of snow may be created in the center of the street and then removed during the night time hours when there are fewer vehicles to impede the process.
Residents can assist City crews by keeping fire hydrants free of snow piles, and not blowing or shoveling snow onto City streets. Also, please remember not to park on City streets for eight hours following a snowfall of 2” or more. The Elmhurst Police Department will not allow for any overnight street parking this evening (Thursday, December 22nd).
Arctic air and extreme wind chill temperatures are predicted to remain in place through Saturday. Residents are urged to continue monitoring weather conditions and alerts. A full list of county warming centers can be found at https://211dupage.gov/.