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Public Works

Snow Removal

Anti-Icing Program

The Village of Hanover Park has taken a proactive stance on anti-icing since 2002.  Anti-icing is the application of a blended liquid containing salt brine and sugar beet juice, applied before the storm.

The liquid is applied once a week at all stop intersections, hills, curves, and school zones.  This material prevents the bond of snow and ice to the pavement and enables us to use less road salt to achieve the same results and save money.

New this season we will be testing the same procedures on the sidewalks at the Village Hall and the Commuter Train lots.


 Snowplowing 

  • Snow plowMain streets are cleared first, secondary (residential) streets are second, and cul-de-sacs are cleared last.
  • Intersections are salted after snowplowing.  In cases of severe icing, intersections and straight sections of road are salted immediately.
  • Snowplow drivers are instructed to avoid stopping and talking to residents.

Parking

A Village ordinance prohibits parking on Village streets for 24 hours following a two-inch or more snowfall.

Sidewalks

A Village ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared of snow within 24 hours of a two-inch or more snowfall.  This allows safe access for pedestrians.

Garbage Pickup

Snow PlowPlace garbage out two hours before pickup on or close to the driveway to minimize garbage containers becoming snow covered due to the plows.

Contacting the Village

  • Except in an emergency, avoid calling the Village or Police Department during a snow storm so that emergency calls can get through.
  • In emergencies, dial 911.
  • Following a snowfall, nonemergency calls can be made to (630) 823-5700 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; call (630) 823-5500 after 4:30 pm

Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

  • When inside plumbing is on an outside wall, let the faucet drip slightly during very cold nights.
  • If the water meter is located near a broken or cracked window, fix the window immediately.
  • Don't turn the thermostat down drastically when taking a winter vacation.
  • Ask the Village to shut off your water if you're moving and listing the house with a real estate agent.
  • When thawing frozen pipes, leave the faucet on.  This allows the ice and water to pass through as the pipe thaws.