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Winter Weather Reminders and Tips

General Winter Reminders

Residents are reminded of the following:

Example of cleared fire hydrant.

  • If you have a fire hydrant nearby, please take care that it is cleared out and visible for firefighters.
  • Parking on streets and in public parking lots is prohibited between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. when three 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, if you are able.

Report Power Outages

Call ComEd to report outages and/or down power lines at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661). Sign up for outage alerts on your mobile devices HERE.

Warming Centers

PLEASE PHONE FIRST TO BE SURE THE LOCATION IS OPEN. Times subject to change.

A warming center will be made available when outside temperatures are below 20 degrees and temperatures indoors are 50 degrees or less. Residents experiencing these conditions for any reason can call 911 to request sheltering assistance.This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Transportation to a warming center will be provided if needed. The following locations are available as warming centers on a daily basis during the hours listed for each of these public facilities:

FacilityAddressPhoneHours
Downers Grove Park District
Rec Center
4500 Belmont Road (630) 960-7250 HOURS
Downers Grove Park District
Lincoln Center
935 Maple Avenue (630) 963-1300 HOURS
Downers Grove Library  1050 Curtiss (630) 960-1200

HOURS

Downers Grove Fire Station #2 5420 Main St. (630) 434-5976 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Police Dept.
Lobby
825 Burlington Ave (630) 434-5600 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please remember to check on the well being of friends and neighbors during severe weather conditions, especially the elderly or homebound.

Safe Travel around Snowplows  

  • Please, don't crowd the plow. Snowplows plow far and wide, sometimes VERY wide. The front plow extends several feet in front of the truck and may cross the centerline and shoulders during plowing operations. 
  • Don't tailgate or stop too close behind snowplows. Snow plows are usually spreading de-icing materials from the back of the truck and may need to stop or take evasive action to avoid stranded vehicles. If you find yourself behind a snow plow, stay behind it or use caution when passing. The road behind a snow plow will be safer to drive on.
  • Don't travel beside a plow for long periods. When plowing through a snowdrift or packed snow, the impact can move the truck sideways. 

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