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Posted on: February 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Snow Efforts Afternoon Update (2/3/15)

Public Works crews are continuing clean-up operations following the winter storm event that occurred on Sunday into Monday morning. It was the fifth largest snowfall in Chicago history. Niles received approximately 19.5 inches of snow. An update on the clean up progress is below:

The Public Services Department continues to clear parking areas at Chesterfield and Nordica.

Courtland, Woodland, Willow, Lyons areas have been cleared and will be salted shortly. The alley behind Lyons was delayed due to stuck van.

A crew has been diligently working hard all day to clear the Root, Grand and Elizabeth area.

Large piles at intersections on Oakton street are being relocated per the police requests.

Sidewalks are being cleared at a steady pace, but the volume of snow causes the machines to go much more slowly than after a typical storm.

The Washington alley has been plowed multiple times. Reminder: the Village will not remove snow from the parking spaces in this alley because they are on private property.

All side streets have been or are in the process of being slated to melt any remaining snow pack. This will be completed by the end of the day.

The water main break on Milwaukee Avenue is still being excavated.

All cul-de-sacs have been cleaned up and are being finished today.

If Public Services does not finish today, they will continue with Root, Grand and Elizabeth areas tomorrow and then move to Clifton and Grace, North of Ballard and Oak, West of Cumberland.

The weather forecast predicts another round of snow beginning this evening around 4:00 p.m. that will bring an additional 1 to 3 inches. In preparation of this evening's forecasted snowfall, Public Works crews have been re-plowing and salting the residential roadway sections.

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