The Village begins plowing streets when snow is more than one inch deep and when freezing temperatures indicate there will be no melting. Many state roads in and around the Village are cleared by the respective agency. The Village plows and salts some roads in this category, including Milwaukee Avenue from Adler Drive to Hollister Drive, and Park Avenue from Butterfield Road to the Des Plaines River. Streets with high traffic volume, emergency routes, and bus routes on school days receive priority for plowing over residential, non-primary routes that typically do not have heavy traffic volume.
There are several ways you can help keep the Village safe during the winter: