Snow Removal Tips

shoveling snowShoveling, dumping, plowing and blowing snow onto streets and public sidewalks is a violation of local ordinances. Snow that is re-deposited on Village streets and sidewalks can cause hazardous conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. Please clear the sidewalks of snow, especially for children walking to school. Make sure fire hydrants are visible for firefighters.

Shoveling tip: shovel snow with the direction of traffic and try to make a pocket on the opposite side of the driveway. By doing so, snow that is plowed by trucks will be dumped into that pocket and is less likely to be plowed back onto driveway aprons.


Visit the Winter Storm Preparedness Center on the University of Illinois Extension-Urban Programs website for snow-related health and safety information.