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WINTER 2016

WINTER 2016

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SNOW REMOVAL

SNOW REMOVAL

The Village of Orland Park Public Works Department has been gearing

up for the upcoming season and is prepared to tackle whatever Mother

Nature sends our way.

When a storm begins, day or night, Public Works crews are promptly

mobilized and dispatched. The type of storm, anticipated accumulation,

expected duration and other variables such as wind, drifting and temperature

dictates how our specific snow plowing operations will progress.

The snow removal process includes a prioritized implementation schedule

in order to ensure public safety. It is imperative to clear main roads first

to provide mobility and access for police, fire and ambulatory activity.

All village-owned streets will be plowed with main streets cleared first,

followed by side-streets, and finally cul-de-sacs and dead ends.

When heavy snowfall demands additional resources, the village will dispatch

contractors to assist with clearing snow from elbows, courts and cul-de-sacs.

Not all roads within Orland Park are maintained by the village. Some

state, county and privately maintained roads and properties are

maintained by other agencies.

Please use the following phone numbers to find out about state and

Cook County roads:

• State Roads, 847-705-4161

• Cook County Roads, 708-448-8006

To clear the roads as quickly as possible residents’ cooperation is needed.

Those with questions regarding snow removal can contact the Public Works

Department at 708-403-6350.

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SNOW TIPS

Village ordinance prohibits parking

on village streets once two inches of

snow has fallen.

Parked vehicles must be kept off

of streets for ten hours after it has

stopped snowing.

When clearing driveways, residents

should place snow on either side of

the driveway on the lawn and never

in a recently plowed street.

Residents should keep garbage cans

and recycle bins from rolling into the

street on garbage pick-up day.

Mark edges of curbs and mailboxes

with stakes available for free from

the Public Works Department.

Digging from the street, clear out fire

hydrants and storm drains near your

home.

Do not clear your driveway at the

curbline until the snowplow driver

has made his last curb pass in front

of your residence.

Be patient. Every storm is different

with many variables. Streets may

need to be plowed more than once.

Clear the snow from storm sewers in

front of your home so melting snow

can easily drain, preventing ice

patches.

To ensure mail delivery, residents

must clear the snow from around

their mailboxes after the streets have

been plowed. Mailboxes should be

kept in good repair and be placed

at least one foot behind the curb to

avoid damage.

SNOW

REMOVAL