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With more snow slated in the forecast for this week, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.
When road conditions become hazardous, streets that are posted with “Snow Emergency Route” signage are cleared of snow and ice first. Snow emergency routes are typically streets that have a high volume of traffic and higher speed limits. Parking on all snow routes is prohibited when the snowfall exceeds 2 inches or more.
Once snow emergency routes have been cleared of snow and ice, crews will then target secondary roadways, alleys, cul-de-sacs and dead end streets. Parking is not permitted on secondary streets when there is a snowfall of 3 inches or more.
During a major snowstorm, secondary streets will receive one pass in each direction to provide access for motorists and emergency vehicles. When the snowfall has ended, all streets will be plowed curb-to-curb.
It is strongly recommended residents remove their cars from the streets when a snow storm is forecasted to avoid being ticketed or having their cars towed. Parking is not permitted on secondary streets at any time within 12 hours following a snowfall of 3 inches or more or until a street has been plowed to the curb.
In the event of a light snowfall of less than an inch – and plowing operations are not necessary – salt will be lightly applied to snow emergency routes, schools, hills, curves and intersections with stop signs.
Geneva plows 244 total lane miles during a snow storm. Residents concerned about plowing on a particular street can contact the Public Works Department directly through the City’s online request tracker. Visit the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us and click “Report a Concern.”
More information about the Geneva’s snow plowing operations also can be found on the City’s website under the Public Works Department.