The Village of Lisle’s Public Works Department has approximately twenty pieces of equipment that are used to keep over 60 miles of Village streets, the commuter station, downtown sidewalks and downtown parking lots clear for pedestrians and the motoring public. We also utilize the services of a private weather forecasting company to give us advance warning of major snows or storms that may be coming into the area.
The Village responds to approximately thirty storms each snow and ice season. The average snowfall for the Northern Illinois area is 39.8 inches, although that figure has fluctuated somewhat in the last few years. In any event, residents should remain calm, cooperative, and patient during the snow removal process.
Current Ice Procedures
Due to the high cost of road salt, Public Works has changed its salting procedures. It is curtailing its "Bare Pavement Policy."
Only main roads, school areas, intersections, hills and curves will be salted to maintain bare pavement. Secondary roadways, dead ends and cul-de-sacs will only be spot salted at intersections and hills.
All roadways will be salted during ice storms.
Please be aware of slippery road conditions and do drive cautiously.
Priorities for snow plowing are as follows:
- Arterials (main roads that run through subdivisions), the Central Business District, Village parking lots, and streets near schools and bus routes are cleared first;
- Secondaries (roads that feed into the arterial streets) are cleared second;
- Cul-de-sacs are cleared last because they are very time-consuming and the least traveled streets.
As in the case of all kinds of weather, unpredictable storms occasionally occur and can catch the Village and other municipalities off guard. The Lisle Police Department constantly monitors road conditions for us so if unpredicted weather conditions occur they can notify us immediately and we can have a full crew out salting and/or plowing Village streets within an hour.
Please note that Ogden Avenue (Route 34), Lincoln Avenue (Route 53), Maple Avenue, Yackley Avenue, College Road, Naperville Road, Naper Blvd., and Warrenville Road are not within the snow and ice control jurisdiction of the Village of Lisle.
On-street parking: The Village's Ordinance 10-2-4 (A) 1 - "TIME LIMIT IN DESIGNATED PLACES" states the following:
(A) When And Where Prohibited:
1. Parking Prohibited During Snowfall: It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any portion of any public street or highway in the village during or after any snowfall resulting in an accumulation of one inch (1") or more, and for a period thereafter of twenty four (24) hours, or within such further period as may be reasonably required to complete snow removal operations.
Routes: The Village is divided into seven routes for plowing purposes. It takes approximately four hours to make a complete pass of all these routes. This means there could be times when you might not see a snow plow for four hours; but please be assured that if it is snowing, snowplow operators are out on the streets and will be in your area as soon as possible.
Safety: Due of the size of our trucks and the need to spread salt, please try to remain one hundred feet behind these vehicles. Please remember that other motorists may cut in front of these trucks, forcing the snowplow operator to take evasive action. Be prepared to stop quickly should this situation occur.
Driveways: One of the more common problems residents will experience is snow deposited back at the end of the driveway by plow operators after residents have already spent the time and effort of shoveling it. Unfortunately there is no practical way to avoid this, so we will appreciate your understanding if this happens.
Damaged Mailbox Policy: If your mailbox is damaged during a snow and ice event please contact Public Works Operations for an inspection. If it is determined that snow coming off of our snow plow damaged the mailbox, it will be the homeowners responsiblity to make the repair. If the mailbox is damaged from a plow actually hitting the mailbox, the homeowner will make the repair and submit the bill (up to $75.00 reimbursement) to the Public Works Department. Please see Mailbox Regulations for the Village Code.
Questions: If you have problems or questions regarding the Village’s plowing operations, please call the Public Works Department at (630) 271-4180 or e-mail us and we will do our best to assist you. Keep in mind, however, that our lines get very busy during inclement weather and you may get our voice mail system. Please be assured that we will return your call as quickly as possible to assist with your problem.