Storm Operations Update – February 20, 2018, 5 p.m.

With over 2.5 inches of rainfall since yesterday, 10 Public Works crew members will continue to work into the evening to handle any additional road closures due to flooding. The City will continue to update the Emergency Road Closure map until midnight. Currently, Columbia St. & Julian St. are closed at Prairie Ave, as well as 5th Ave at Mill St.

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing, overnight crews will begin salting roadways and train platforms in preparation for the early morning rush hour. Residents should expect roads to be slick during their commute Wednesday morning and be aware of the potential for black ice. Drivers should use extreme caution and allow extra time to reach their destination tomorrow morning.

Flooded roadways and basements can be reported to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.


Flooding on Roadways

Julian St. and Columbia St. at Prairie have been closed due to water on the road. Mill Street and 5th Avenue have also closed due to flooding in the roadway. The northbound lane of Naper Blvd. and West St. at Williamsburg also has flooded pavement. All low-lying areas have water on the pavement. Flooded roadways can be reported to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187. Drivers need to take precautions and never drive on any roadway that is flooded.

Storm Operations Update for February 19, 2018, 5 p.m.

2 to 4 inches of rain is forecast to fall in the Naperville area by Wednesday morning. This rainfall, combined with the frozen ground and the melting snowpack from last weekend’s winter storm, could lead to flooding on area roadways.

Public Works has 12 crew members on standby overnight to check stormwater drainage systems and monitor roadways for flooding. In addition, the Water Utility has seven employees on standby tonight through Wednesday to monitor the City’s sanitary sewer system.

Residents are advised that roadways could have standing water on them during the Tuesday morning rush hour and to be prepared to use alternate routes if flooding occurs. Areas that have historically flooded during heavy rainfall include:

  • Mill Street and 5th Avenue
  • Julian Street and Prairie Avenue
  • Columbia Street and Prairie Avenue
  • Ogden Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue
  • Oswego Road behind the Naperville Police Department
  • Bunker Circle
  • Naper Boulevard north of Dunrobin Road

This is not an exhaustive list of areas prone to flooding, but rather a reminder of those areas in the city that have seen standing water in the past. Residents should be alert for the potential of standing water on any roadway over the next few days and should check their sump pumps to ensure they are in working order. Flooded roadways can be reported to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187. Please remember to never drive on any roadway that is flooded!

Winter Operations Update for February 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

A fast-moving weather system this afternoon resulted in one inch of snow accumulation in Naperville. 23 Public Works trucks are out salting area roadways. Flurries are anticipated to continue until about 7 p.m. this evening. Please use caution while driving.

Winter Operations Update for February 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Snow removal efforts continue to clear the 25 inches of snow that fell over nine consecutive days in the Naperville area. At this time, snow removal in the train station parking lots is anticipated to be complete by tomorrow morning, February 15, and all parking spots are anticipated to be available to commuters. Thank you for your patience as the City worked to clear the large amount of snow that fell during this storm.