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Posted on: December 8, 2022
[ARCHIVED] Lake Zurich Snow & Ice Guide
Snow & Ice Removal
The current track indicates steady snow and increasing winds beginning on Thursday morning and into Friday. This will be followed by single-digit temperatures into the weekend.
The Village reminds the community of the following winter parking restrictions and regulations.
*Please give Public Works trucks ample room to work and stay back 250 feet.
*It is prohibited to park on Village streets during 2-inch+ snowfall.
*It is a violation of Village Ordinance to deposit snow from a sidewalk or driveway onto Village streets.
*Parking is prohibited during snowstorms of two or more inches. Vehicles in violation of this Ordinance are subject to ticketing and towing.
Together, our combined efforts will ensure a successful snow removal season
Village acquisitions of snow-plows with additional side wing plows have provided increased efficiencies in the removal of snow from Lake Zurich streets. However, maneuvering around parked vehicles and other obstructions with these large side plows increases the difficulty and the potential for damage.
Often times residents ask, why is snow ALWAYS left at the end of MY driveway?
Although an inconvenience, there is no practical way for the snowplow operator to cut off the snow discharge when crossing a driveway. This problem is especially acute in cul-de-sacs because of the confined space. Cul-de-sacs require that all of the snow on the roadway within that confined space be placed along the outside of the circle.
In a cul-de-sac, it is extremely difficult to have the truck push snow onto a center island. Plows are not built to be articulated into an angle that would allow placing a portion of the snow on the island. The force causes the snow to move off of the plow toward the outside of the circle.
You can help reduce the risk by keeping fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow.
In an emergency, every second counts. Fire hydrants that are blocked, concealed, or difficult to access due to snow or ice impede emergency fire response.