Storm Update November 26, 2018 – 4 p.m.

6 inches of snow fell in Naperville throughout the course of this storm. Public Works crews have been plowing and salting all roadways under City jurisdiction throughout the day. The next shift will begin at 4 p.m. We anticipate crews will have passed through all streets, including cul-de-sacs, by midnight tonight. Snow will be removed from the train station parking lots and downtown later this week.

There are numerous reports of downed tree limbs associated with this storm. The City is working to collect downed parkway tree limbs. Any downed limbs on private property must be disposed of in accordance with the City’s yard waste program. Please clear snow and debris from storm sewer grates as blockages can cause flooding and icing to occur. We ask that you also clear snow and ice from sidewalks and around fire hydrants in your area.

The City has contacted its traffic signal contractor to clear off snow from the traffic lights. Please continue to use caution while driving.


Storm Update November 26, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

Naperville had a total of 5 inches on the ground as of 4 a.m., at the time of our shift change. Snow continues to fall but is expected to end by mid-morning. Our overnight crew plowed and salted streets leaving most of our major streets in drivable conditions. Our next shift will go back over the major streets and focus on connector streets. Contractors started on cul-de-sacs around 1 a.m. By 4 p.m. we hope to have major and connector streets plowed curb-to-curb and all cul-de-sacs passed through. We continue to work on clearing downtown sidewalks and train platforms. Train station commuters should expect to see snow in the parking lots.

If you must travel this morning, please increase your driving distance, reduce your speed and do not follow directly behind plows. Also please use caution when shoveling heavy, wet snow. Only move small amounts of snow with each shovel pass, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks while shoveling.

Storm Update November 25, 2018, 7 p.m.

Snow will continue through early morning Monday with the heaviest expected between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. DPW crews have been working all day to convert all 22 trucks and are out on the streets. With predicted blizzard conditions, staff will continue working all through the night. Drivers should expect to see snow on the roadways and should travel with caution. Recycling pick-up for tomorrow is canceled and will be pushed back one day the rest of the week. Information on garbage collection/yard waste is expected in the morning. Work on the River Road railroad crossing has been canceled.

Winter Operations Update for November 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The area is currently under a winter warning advisory.  Rain is expected to transition to snow by early evening.  High winds and heavy snow is expected late this evening and into early Monday morning.  A total of 2 to 5 inches is predicted, with certain areas getting as much as 8 inches.  DPW will continue to monitor the local weather and its streets throughout the day and will be sending out crews to salt and plow as needed to address the winter storm.

Winter Operations Update for November 17, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

A fast-moving weather system this morning will result in approximately 2 inches of snow for the area.  The majority of snow accumulation will be on grass and elevated surfaces.  City crews are currently salting elevated surfaces and major roadways.  The snow is predicted to end later this morning with temperatures beginning to rise at around 9:00 a.m.  Public Works is also salting the train platforms, parking lots, and downtown sidewalks.   Please use caution while driving.