Snow and Ice Program

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The Public Works Department is responsible for plowing over 200 lane-miles of roadways and partners with outside contractors to help clear the more than 300 cul-de-sacs. A combination of plowing, salting and anti-icing efforts help keep roads passable and safe for motorists during the winter.

Snow and Ice FAQs

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  • Does the Public Works Department plow all streets in the Village?

  • The snowplow truck damaged my garbage cans. Will the Village reimburse me for this?

  • Why is there a flag attached to the fire hydrant in front of my home?

  • Why do I sometimes see parallel rows of white, chalky lines on the pavement in the winter?

  • Is it legal to shovel snow from a sidewalk or driveway entrance into the street?

  • Why can’t the Public Works Department’s snow removal staff prevent snow from discharging in front of my driveway during plowing operations?

  • Does the Village impose a wintertime street parking ban?

  • How is it decided which streets get plowed first?

  • Why does it take so long for the Public Works Department to plow my cul-de-sac?

  • How soon after a snowfall do plowing and salting operations begin?

  • Will the Village replace my mailbox if it is damaged by a snowplow?

  • What if the fire hydrant in front of my home gets covered with snow?

If you have additional questions, call the Public Works Department at (630) 871-6260.

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