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City of Geneva issues winter parking, snow plow operations reminders

Dec 07, 2017 09:45AM

With snow expected to enter the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.

When road conditions become hazardous, streets that are posted with “Snow Route” signage are cleared of snow and ice first. Snow routes are typically streets that have a large volume of traffic and higher speed limits. Parking on all snow routes is prohibited when the snowfall exceeds 2 inches or more.

Once snow routes have been cleared, crews will then target residential streets, alleys, cul-de-sacs and dead-ends. Parking is not permitted on these secondary streets when there is a snowfall of 3 inches or more.

During a major snowstorm, secondary streets will receive one pass in each direction to provide access for motorists and emergency vehicles. When the snowfall has ended, all streets will be plowed curb-to-curb.

It is strongly recommended residents move their cars from the streets when a snow storm is forecasted to avoid being ticketed or having their vehicles towed. Parking is not permitted on secondary streets at any time within 12 hours following a snowfall of 3 inches or more or until a street has been plowed to the curb.

During major snow events, people can find plowing updates posted on the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us. People can subscribe to receive those updates by clicking the “Notify Me” button and selecting “Community Alerts.” Information also will be available on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

In the event of a light snowfall of less than an inch – and plowing operations are not necessary – salt will be lightly applied to snow routes, schools, hills, curves and intersections with stop signs.

Geneva plows 244 total lane miles during a snow storm. More information about the Geneva’s snow plowing operations can be found on the City’s website. Plowing questions can be directed to the Public Works Department via an online request that can be accessed by clicking the “Report A Concern” button on the City’s website.

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