Aurora, IL - Preparing for first snowstorm

(Aurora, IL) - Expecting the first snowstorm of the season tonight, the City of Aurora's Snow Team is prepared with its full fleet of 36 snow plows to clear and salt streets, with an emphasis on main roads first.


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect at 9:00 p.m. tonight through tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. with significant snowfall expected for the area.

 
NEWS RELEASE
Friday, November 20, 2015
 
Contact:
Dan Ferrelli | Media Relations Manager
dferrelli@aurora-il.org | 630.256.5071
 
CITY PREPARES FOR FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
(Aurora, IL) - Expecting the first snowstorm of the season tonight, the City of Aurora's Snow Team is prepared with its full fleet of 36 snow plows to clear and salt streets, with an emphasis on main roads first.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect at 9:00 p.m. tonight through tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. with significant snowfall expected for the area. 
 
Parking restrictions
Residents are reminded to refrain from parking vehicles on City streets and alleys. In order to assure safe and effective snowplowing, the City will be enforcing its snowfall ordinance, which prohibits parking on any street or alleyway during or after a snowfall of two inches or more until the street has been plowed to the curb or road edge.  Failure to comply can lead to vehicles being ticketed or towed.
 
Caution while driving
When driving, speed reduction in the ice and snow can go a long way in cutting down the number of accidents that typically accompany bad weather.  Motorists should pay special attention on bridges, overpasses, and intersections, where slick spots may form.  Motorists need to be extra careful when interacting with snow plows on City streets.  Drivers should stay a minimum of 75 feet behind the plows and should never attempt to pass them.
 
Check on neighbors, protect pets
Residents are also asked to check in on elderly relatives or friends, or those who may have special needs; and to protect pets from winter elements by providing proper shelter. 
 
Contact Aurora Customer Service with any questions or concerns at 630.256.INFO.
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