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Feburary 11, 2018

3:00 p.m. UPDATE

  • 24 hour snow operations continue
  • Currently working on finishing Priority 3 streets
  • Evening and overnight operations will focus on commuter parking lots and removal of snow piles from the downtown.

7:35 a.m.  UPDATE

  • Overnight snowfall estimate of 3 inches. Weather forecast is for an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow through Sunday late morning.
  • Roads are snow covered. 
  • All available snow vehicles are on the road, focusing on Priority 1 and 2 streets.
  • Third party contractor is clearing sidewalks within the downtown and 3 commuter stations, preparing for Monday commuters.

February 10, 2018

UPDATE 2/10/2018 7:30 a.m. 

  • All streets were plowed last night.
  • There is a light dusting of snow on some Priority 2 and 3 streets due to light snow falling after the plows had passed. 
  • ALL resources are on the streets. 
  • Crews will be plowing streets today to address remaining snow. Expect to see plows closer to street and curb lines on these passes.
  • Downers Grove Police have lifted the Winter Storm Protocol regarding traffic accidents. All normal accident reporting procedures are in place.

February 9, 2018

UPDATE 2/9/2018, 4:45 p.m.  Snow plowing operations are still in full force. All available vehicles are on the streets. With a break in the snow at the moment, drivers will concentrate on Priority 2 and 3 streets. However, once snowfall begins again, focus will shift back to Priority 1 roads. (See video HERE.)

An additional one to three inches of snow is predicted between midnight and early Saturday morning.  

As a reminder, the Parking Ban is still in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on all Village streets and parking lots, including the downtown Parking Deck. 

UPDATE 2/9/2018 8:40 a.m.  

  • Winter Snow Storm Protocol Enacted by Downers Grove Police Department Response to Accidents  For safety purposes and due to significant call volume, the Downers Grove Police Department is requesting that anyone involved in a property damage accident where the vehicles are driveable,  please exchange information and file a report in person at the Police Department at a later time.
  • The Parking Ban will again be in effect tonight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. No parking on any Village streets or parking lots. 

 

UPDATE 2/9/2018 As of 5:30 a.m. the current conditions are as follows:

  • Currently 16 Plow Drivers plowing snow.Roads are snow covered.
  • All Priority 1 roads have been plowed 2 times.
  • All Priority 2 (secondary) roads have been plowed once.
  • Some longer cul de sacs have been plowed in each direction to open them up.
  • Snowfall estimate as of 5:30 a.m. is 5 inches.
  • Third party contractor  has plowed all 3 commuter stations and is working on sidewalks within the downtown.

February 8, 2018

2/8/2018 5:00 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 9. Heavy snow is likely and travel will be difficult to impossible at times ,including the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches are possible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. 

The Village is prepared to respond to this storm by maximizing staff and equipment and keeping plows on the road for as long as possible. Plows will be operating 24 hours/day throughout the storm, with up to 17 plows in operation

Residents should be aware of the Village's Snow and Ice Control Plan and Road Priority System, and expect the following operations while snow is falling:

  • Expect that Priority One streets i.e. main roads, will be addressed first and most often to facilitate safe travel.
  • Priority Two streets may see only one to two passes of the plow.
  • Priority Three streets may not be addressed until Saturday, after main and secondary streets are passable.  

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