1/22/12 11:15 a.m. Clean-up operations from the January 20th storm have been completed. Freezing rain has been forcasted to reach the area by 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. The Snow Comand Team will continue to monitor weather and road conditions.
1/21/12 10:30 a.m. Secondary roads have been cleared and salted. The clearing of cul-de-sacs and deadend streets is underway and expected to be completed by 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. Crews will begin clearing commuter lots when all roadways have been finished.
1/20/12 10:00 p.m. All main roads have been cleared. The clearing of secondary roads has begun and will continue overnight. Cul-de-sac plowing and salting will begin tomorrow morning.
1/20/12 6:00 p.m. Due to heavy snow fall and traffic volume, plow crews are working in pairs to keep major roadways open. Clearing of secondary roads will begin later this evening.
1/20/12 3:10 p.m. The Downers Grove Police Department has enacted their emergency snow plan. If you are involved in accident without injuries and the vehicle is driveable, please come to the Downers Grove Police Department, 825 Burlington Ave., to file a report OR exchange information and report the accident at a later date.
1/20/12 1:55 p.m. Village crews are out in force working to clear main(Priority 1) roadways. Driving conditions are hazardous. PLEASE use caution.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9:00 a.m. today (1/20/12) to 12:00 a.m. Saturday (1/21/12). A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring and/or significant amounts of snow are forecast that willl make travel dangerous.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Total accumulation for this storm is expected to be anywhere from 5" to 8". Snow will develop during the mid to late morning hours and continue through this afternoon, ending tonight. The heaviest snowfall will occur this afternoon, resulting in reduced visibility and snowfall rates of about one inch per hour, at times. Accumulating snow will cause signifacntly increased travel times, making for a particularly treacherous commute this afternoon. In addition, very cold temperatures in the teens will make salt less effective and combined with snowfall rates will make it harder for crews to keep roads clear of snow and ice.
Residents are reminded of the following:
- Parking on streets is prohibited between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. when 3 or more inches of snow have fallen.
- It is against village ordinance to shovel, place, or blow snow or ice onto the street, sidewalk or any right-of-way.
- Please remember to be a good neighbor and shovel your sidewalk and any nearby fire hydrants, if you are able.