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City Warning Residents, Plowing Streets as Snow Dumps on Naperville

By late Friday afternoon, a reported 3 inches of snow was on the ground in Naperville.

City driver and contractors were hard at work late Friday afternoon, plowing and salting Naperville streets in effort to keep up with what forecasters have said will be the largest winter storm so far this season.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, 22 drivers and contractors were out working to maintain road conditions throughout . The city aims to clear all roads completely within 15 hours after snow stops, plowing main traffic routes and thoroughfares first and then moving on to residential side streets and cul-de-sacs.

Late Friday afternoon, the city estimated it would get around to plowing and salting Naperville cul-de-sacs between 8 and 10 p.m. For specific information on what areas have been plowed, residents can visit the desktop or mobile version of the city's interactive map.

With temperatures in the mid-teens, the city said about 3 inches of snow was on the ground by late Friday afternoon. Snow is expected to continue falling at an inch an hour through most of the evening, easing up in the early morning hours Saturday and leaving a total anticipated accumulation between 4 and 8 inches.

The forecast also includes extreme cold. Residents in need of shelter from the weather can visit warming centers including the Naperville Municipal Center during normal business hours Monday through Friday, as well as county administrative buildings, shopping malls, libraries, township offices, Park District facilities, senior centers and other public places.

Calls about the storm should be directed to the city's dispatch center at 630-420-6187. More information about city operations during snow storms is available on Naperville's website.

Jim Smith January 22, 2012 at 03:55 PM
These snow plows are FAR more dangerous than smart meters! ;)

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