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January 4, 2014 9:45 AM

[ARCHIVED] Wind Chill Warning Expires; Weather Delays Garbage/Christmas Tree Collection Schedules

The weather forecast is calling for snow showers that could bring 1 to 3 inches today and less than an inch Jan. 5. The City's snow ordinance calls for parked cars to be removed from snow routes when 2 inches of snow falls and 3 inches for residential streets. If possible, take time this morning to remove your parked cars before the snow arrives in our area.

On Jan. 5, temperatures are expected to drop significantly with a high of 6 degrees and a windchill of -20. The forecast remains extremely cold the following two days with a high of -11 on Jan. 6 and 1 degree Jan. 7 before a slight warm up into the teens the following day.

Check back later for updates.

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January 7, 2014 2:05 PM

Due to the large snow storm followed by dangerously cold temperatures, Geneva’s garbage collection schedule has been pushed back one day, similar to a holiday week.

Garbage will be collected Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. The normal Thursday-Friday schedule will resume next week.

Advanced Disposal, the City’s waste hauler, also has postponed the collection of live Christmas trees, which was slated to start this week. Trees will now be picked up for free the weeks of Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 on people’s normal garbage collection day.

Residents must place their live tree at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection day. No refuse stickers will be required for this service.

Ornaments, hooks, nails, tinsel, garland, tree stands and other hard materials should be removed from the trees prior to disposal. Trees placed in bags at the curb will not be accepted.

All wreaths and roping must be discarded with the regular trash.

For more information, call the City’s Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.

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January 7, 2014 9:40 AM

The Wind Chill Warning for Kane County is scheduled to end at noon today as temperatures climb past zero degrees for the first time since Sunday night. However, with a high of 6 degrees in the forecast, please take the following precautions:

* The Kane County Office of Emergency Management says road conditions, especially on bridges, are still slick. Road salt is not overly effective at these temperatures.

* The Geneva Police Department encourages residents to check on elderly neighbors

* Both humans and pets should stay indoors as much as possible.

The City's snow operations are ongoing with hauling large snow piles out of residential cul-de-sacs and the downtown area.

Our warming centers, outlined in the previous update, are open today if residents need a break from the cold weather.

Just a reminder, garbage collection this week has been pushed back one day due to the weather. Garbage collection will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11.

With the Wind Chill Warning set to expire, we will be shifting any additional snow/weather updates to our website news section (link below). You can sign up to receive those updates via email or text messages similar to the Community Alerts on our website.

Finally, a BIG THANK YOU to the community for your patience during this storm. Our Public Works Department was working around the clock to clear large amounts of snow in less than ideal weather conditions. Also, thank you for helping spread the word via social media to your friends, family and neighbors. That is a big assistance to us during major weather events.

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January 6, 2014 4:58 PM

Geneva City Hall and all other City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 after being closed Jan. 6 due to dangerous weather.

The Wind Chill Warning runs through noon Jan. 7, but the forecast calls for a high of 7 degrees. The following warming centers will be open to residents needing a break from the cold.

Geneva City Hall
22 S. First St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geneva Public Works Department
1800 South St.
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Geneva Fire Department Headquarters
200 East Side Drive
24 hours (no sleeping facilities)

Geneva Police Department
20 Police Plaza
24 hours (no sleeping facilities)

Blowing and drifting snow will continue throughout the evening, which could cause hazardous driving conditions. Please use extreme caution when driving. Road salt is not effective in melting snow and ice on road surfaces at these temperatures.