Winter Operations Update for Feb. 14, 2019

Due to dropping temperatures, water on area roadways could possibly turn to ice overnight and cause hazardous travel conditions tonight and during tomorrow morning’s rush hour. Please use extra caution when traveling this evening and tomorrow morning. Increase your driving distance, reduce your speed, and use care when walking on sidewalks, in parking lots, and at the train stations.

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Winter Operations Update for Feb. 12, 2019

Approximately one inch of snowfall and strong winds are expected in Naperville throughout the evening, which could lead to blowing snow on area streets. All 22 Public Works trucks have been salting and treating streets throughout the day, and crews will continue to work overnight.

Motorists should expect difficult travel and hazardous conditions for this evening’s commute. Streets will be slushy and potentially icy due to the ongoing precipitation. When traveling, please increase your driving distance, reduce your speed and exercise extreme caution. In addition, use extreme care walking on icy sidewalks and in parking lots. Commuters should use caution on train station platforms and while walking to and from their cars.

Ice and wind can cause downed tree limbs due to the weight of the ice on branches, as well as downed power lines and power outages. Please report any power outages, downed lines, or broken parkway tree limbs to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.

Winter Operations Update for Feb. 11, 2019

Naperville is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. tonight, Feb. 11, until 9 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12. A mix of freezing rain and snow is expected throughout the early evening and overnight hours into tomorrow morning.

Public Works will have all 22 of its trucks out salting and plowing roadways throughout the duration of this winter storm. In addition, crews will be salting and removing snow from downtown sidewalks and train station platforms.

Motorists should expect difficult travel and hazardous conditions this evening and during the Tuesday morning commute. Streets will be slushy and potentially icy due to the mixed precipitation expected. Strong winds are also expected, which could lead to blowing snow. When traveling, please increase your driving distance, reduce your speed and exercise extreme caution. In addition, use extreme care walking on icy sidewalks and in parking lots. Commuters should use caution on train station platforms and while walking to and from their cars.

Winter Operations Update for February 10, 2019

Public Works crews are out salting and plowing arterial and neighborhood streets due to this afternoon’s snowfall. Courts will be salted as well.  Crews are also out salting downtown sidewalks and the train station platforms. About an inch of snow has fallen as of 4 p.m.  Snow may transition to freezing mist until 7:00 p.m.  Please use extra caution when traveling this afternoon and evening. Increase your driving distance, reduce your speed, and use care when walking on sidewalks, in parking lots, and at the train stations.

Ice Storm Expected to Bring Significant Icing to Naperville; Travel Tonight Strongly Discouraged

Naperville is under an Ice Storm Warning beginning at 6 p.m. this evening through 6 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6. Significant icing is expected due to freezing rain, with up to four tenths of an inch of ice possible. This level of icing will make travel extremely dangerous this evening and overnight.

Public Works will have all 22 of its trucks salting area roadways beginning at 4 p.m. today. Although rain is not expected to begin until around 5:30 to 6 p.m., the goal is to treat roadways as much as possible prior to rush hour. It’s important to note that the rain could easily wash salt off roadways, making treatment efforts less effective. Crews will also be extensively salting train station platforms and commuter parking lots, and once these areas are treated, parking lots and sidewalks in the downtown.

Residents are strongly discouraged from traveling this evening and overnight. Please stay off the roads. Consider altering your evening commute to an earlier time, if possible. Public Works will be out salting through the night until conditions become too slippery for salt trucks to safely maneuver roads.

If you must travel, use extreme caution. Slow down, leave additional distance between vehicles, and use extreme care when walking on sidewalks, in parking lots, and at the train station platforms. Ice storms can cause downed tree limbs due to the weight of ice on branches. Please report any downed parkway tree limbs to City Dispatch at (630) 420-6187.