As of 9 a.m., an additional 5 inches of snow has fallen. Public works crews and contractors are working in neighborhoods and on the main roadways removing snow from arterial and neighborhood streets. Currently, 23 large city plow trucks are in service, along with 12 pick-up trucks and 40 contractors.
Naperville is in its ninth straight day of measurable snowfall. Snow is expected to continue throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours. Because snow continues to fall, residents should expect roads to remain snow covered and slushy.
The city handles salting and plowing for over 1,500 miles of roadway. 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. It will take contractors approximately 12-15 hours to complete snow removal in cul-de-sacs. Due to the nature of this storm, efforts to remove snow throughout the city will be an all-day process.
Residents are encouraged to continue checking in on their neighbors and assisting those who need help shoveling. Use caution while shoveling; take frequent breaks and shovel smaller loads as snowfall has been heavy and wet. Please also remember to clear a three-foot perimeter around fire hydrants and continue to keep parked vehicles off the streets. This will continue to give plow operators easier access to handle snow removal as additional accumulation occurs.
Regular winter operations updates today will occur at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m.