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Posted on: February 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Crews Pushing Back Snow, Preparing for Significant Snowfall

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The City's Public Works Department has begun pushing back snow piles along city streets in advance of additional snowfall that is predicted for tonight. This needs to be done to make more room to store snow along the parkway and to keep streets and intersections from becoming too narrow from growing snow piles. This will also help keep storm drains clear once temperatures rise and snow begins to melt. This snow pile push back will unfortunately push snow into driveway approaches, and we apologize for this inconvenience. This work will continue into next week.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wheaton through 9 a.m. Tuesday, with the potential for 5-9 inches of additional snow accumulation. This storm could cause dangerous travel and low visibility at times. If you do not need to be on the roads, it is advised not to drive during severe weather. In addition, please remember not to park on the street so that crews can clear streets all the way to the curb. 

Wheaton's Public Works crews will continue to work on rotating shifts overnight to clear snow from this storm. Please be safe and take precautions for the anticipated winter storm.

For more information about Wheaton's snow operations, visit the Snow Removal section of the City's website.

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