Winter Operations Update for February 13, 4:30 p.m.

Snow removal efforts are still underway to clear the 25 inches of snow that fell over nine consecutive days in the Naperville area. Due to the large volume of snow that must be cleared, a 10-person Public Works crew will continue snow removal in the downtown streets and parking lots starting at 10:30 p.m. tonight through 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, February 14.

Snow removal in the train station parking lots will begin once removal in the downtown area is complete. At this time, it is anticipated that snow removal in the Naperville train station parking lot will occur during the overnight hours of February 14 into February 15. Snow removal for the Route 59 train station parking lot is expected to occur over the overnight hours of February 15 into February 16. As such, commuters are advised that snow piles will still be present in these areas over the next few days, which may reduce the number of parking spaces through the end of the week.

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of residents and property owners to keep the sidewalks in front of their homes and buildings free of both snow and ice at all times for pedestrian safety. Please remember to shovel a three-foot perimeter around fire hydrants and a path to the hydrant from the street, which will allow quick access in the event of an emergency.

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Winter Operations Update for February 12, 5 p.m.

Clean-up related to this weekend’s snowfall will continue through the overnight hours. A 10-person Public Works crew will continue snow removal in the downtown area starting at 10:30 p.m. tonight through 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, February 13. At this time, it is anticipated that snow removal in train station parking lots will occur during the overnight hours of February 13 into February 14. As such, commuters are advised that snow piles will still be present in these areas tomorrow, which may reduce the number of daily fee parking spaces available on Tuesday.

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of residents and property owners to keep the sidewalks in front of their homes and buildings free of both snow and ice at all times for pedestrian safety. Snow and ice must be removed within 48 hours of snowfall ending. Please remember to shovel a three-foot perimeter around fire hydrants and a path to the hydrant from the street, which will allow quick access in the event of an emergency.

Winter Operations Update for February 11, 5 p.m.

As of 5 p.m., snow removal operations continue throughout the City with 22 large trucks clearing neighborhood streets curb-to-curb and salting. In addition, 47 contractors remain active clearing cul-de-sacs and courts. These operations are expected to continue until approximately 10:30 p.m.

Residents are reminded to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property to ensure safe passage by schoolchildren and pedestrians tomorrow morning. Please also remember to clear a three-foot perimeter around fire hydrants to ensure accessibility in the event of an emergency.

Public Works crews will begin removing piles of snow from the Downtown area overnight and clear both train depots, surrounding sidewalks and parking lots in preparation for tomorrow morning’s commute. Commuters are advised that not all snow piles will be removed from the train station parking lots, which may reduce the number of daily fee parking spaces available on Monday.

This will be the last snow blog update for tonight.

Winter Operations Update for February 11, 1 p.m.

As of 1 p.m., snowfall has concluded in Naperville. Currently, 24 large city plow trucks are in service, along with 8 pick-up trucks and 49 contractors. Approximately 16 inches of snow has fallen since Thursday evening. No further accumulation is expected for the rest of the day.

City 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. Now that snowfall has concluded, crews will focus on cleaning up the areas that were not serviced as frequently or at all during the periods of continuous snowfall throughout the weekend. As a reminder, it will take contractors approximately 12-15 hours to complete snow removal in cul-de-sacs.

Due to the ongoing nature of this storm, efforts to remove snow throughout the city will be an all-day process. Crews will begin moving snow from the large piles in the downtown area to improve visibility later this evening and overnight.

Residents are encouraged to continue checking in on their neighbors and assisting those who need help shoveling this afternoon. 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 complete snow removal now that snowfall has concluded.

Winter Operations Update for February 11, 9 a.m.

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.