Elk Grove Village Snow Command Update - Sunday, Feb 11
It is snowing again and expected to continue until around Noon. The Village has experienced several periods of snow banding, when snow falls at a much greater rate or intensity than some of the surrounding areas.
A small Village crew was activated at 1:30 AM Sunday to ensure that the Arterials and Secondary routes remained open for emergency response. The full complement of Village staff and plows began a village wide plowing operation at 4 AM.
Typically for a snow event of this type with the expected snowfall of 3 to 6 inches it requires approximately eight hours to clear the streets after the snow stops. The plowing operation will likely require that plows revisit the areas plowed earlier in the day which will extend this operation into the afternoon.
IT IS CRITICAL TO REMEMBER TO KEEP VEHICLES OFF OF THE STREETS TO ALLOW THE PLOWS TO DO THEIR WORK AND NOT TO PLACE OR SNOWBLOW SNOW INTO THE ROAD--BOTH ACTIONS ARE ILLEGAL AND YOU MAY BE FINED.
Update from the storm event earlier this week:
The Village Crews were able to complete the Saturday Cleanup Phase earlier than expected and released the crews for some well-earned rest. The Village staff would like to express our gratitude for the many compliments and cooperation.
After being released from our plowing operations the crews still needed to return to their homes and often had to clear the own driveways, get some food and rest to return for the next operational period.
The dedication of the Village staff in the Fire, Police and Public Works Departments coupled with the cooperation and people helping their neighbors has made combating this long duration snow event a success and reinforced for everyone what makes Elk Grove Village the Exceptional Community!