Winter Weather Information
Now that winter is upon us, the village has prepared a few friendly reminders for residents:
SNOW PARKING ORDINANCE
In an effort to keep our residents safe and streets cleared during the winter, the Village of Romeoville would like to remind residents of the Snow Parking Ordinance. The guidelines are as follows:
• Odd-even parking will go into effect upon the accumulation of 2 inches of snow on the village streets and will remain in effect until snow removal operations are complete. Odd/Even street parking requires residents to park along the odd-numbered side of village streets on odd-numbered calendar days and on the even-numbered side of village streets on even numbered calendar days.
• The switch over time for odd-even parking is 6:00 am.
• The fine for snow related parking violations is $50.00.
• Officers will patrol village streets and immediately issue parking citations and a 24 hour tow notice to any vehicles found in violation of the odd-even parking ordinance.
• Vehicles parked on streets designated as parking prohibited after two inches of snow fall will be ticketed and towed immediately.
• Parking citations for blocking the sidewalk will not be issued until the snow removal operations are complete.
These restrictions do not apply to Grand Haven, Highpoint, Wespark (besides Wespark Pkwy, Wespark Circle and Wespark Blvd.), Lakewood Falls (unincorporated), Carillon, Remington, Malibu Bay Townhomes and Romeo Gardens.
Odd-even parking restrictions do not apply when there is no parking on one side of the street.
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If you are in need of a warming center, please call the Police Department at 815-886-7219 and they will direct you. Please note that those in need of a warming center must follow all CDC health policies (wearing a mask, social distancing) to enter any village building.
Village residents experiencing an outage can report it in a variety of ways through ComEd. Residents can use their mobile device to call, text, fill out an online form or report using the ComEd Mobile App or Facebook Outage App. Residents may also register for outage alerts to receive information of outages affecting the area as well as outage status updates. For more information on how to register for alerts or report outages, as well as getting the latest information, click here.
- Avoid traveling beside a snowplow for extended periods
- A plow driver's field of vision is restricted. If you can't see their mirrors, they can't see you.
- Don't pass a snowplow when visibility is limited. Snow clouds caused by plows can reduce visibility to zero and conceal other vehicle hazards.
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR
The Village of Romeoville would like to encourage everyone to be a good neighbor. Think about neighbors and friends who do not have the ability to shovel snow from public sidewalks, their walkways and driveways. Let neighbors know ahead of time if you are willing to help. Check with these neighbors after a storm to be sure they are okay and ask if they need assistance.
Help Clear Fire Hydrants
The Romeoville Fire Department asks residents and businesses to help in keeping fire hydrants clear of ice and snow. It’s important for the Fire Department to have approximately three feet around the hydrant so they have an area to work and to get quick access in case of a fire. If a hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire
- If pipes run through cabinets or vanities, open the doors to let warmer room temperature air flow in.
- Keep water moving through the pipes by allowing a small trickle of water to run. The cost of the extra water is typically lower than the cost of repairing a broken pipe.
If your pipes do freeze, here are three things to keep in mind.
- Shut off the water immediately. Don't attempt to thaw pipes without turning off the main shut-off valve.
- You can melt the frozen water in the pipe by warming the air around it with a hair dryer or space heater. Be sure not to leave space heater unattended and avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.
- Once pipes are thawed, slowly turn the water back on and check pipes and joints for any cracks or leaks that might have been caused by freezing.