Snow and Ice Removal Reminders
As the winter season begins to bring significant snowfall, the Public Works Department is sharing some general reminders and frequently asked questions regarding snow removal operations.
When will my street be plowed?
Public Works maintains 145 center-lane miles and 290 lane miles of roadway. The policy on plowing the streets is simple: the busier the street, the higher the priority. Crews work around the clock in nine zones and ensure:
1. All streets are accessible for emergency vehicles
2. Arterial and collector streets are passable for the general public
3. Local streets are passable for the general public
4. Arterial and collector streets are back to normal conditions
5. Commuter parking lots and public buildings are accessible
6. Corners are pushed back within two blocks of schools
7. Local streets to are back to normal conditions
8. Alleys are accessible
9. Snow is removed from the middle of certain lengths of Main Street, St. Charles Rd. and Westmore-Meyers Rd.
10. Corners are pushed back everywhere
Why is snow plowed into the center of Main, St. Charles and Westmore-Meyers?
Certain lengths of these roads have sidewalks directly adjacent to the curb and heavy pedestrian use. As a result, crews push snow into a “windrow” in the middle of the road. The windrow is either melted if pavement temperatures allow or removed by a truck-mounted snow-blower and semi-trucks after plowing has been completed throughout the Village.
Get to Know Our Snow Plow Drivers When winter weather threatens to impact our area, our Public Works crews gear up and head out to k
eep our Village streets clear of snow and ice. These individuals are our first line of defense when it comes to winter weather. Get to know more about these heroes who work around the clock to keep us safe before, during and after winter storms.
For more information regarding snow and ice removal operations, visit the village website at www.villageoflombard.org/snow