FALL WINTER 2017
FALL WINTER 2017
According to weather predictions, we should expect a
warmer than average winter with lots of snow. 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,”
remarked Trustee and Public Works Committee Chair
Michael Carroll. 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 our roads as quickly as possible and keep
them safe for travel, we need the cooperation of all
our residents. Those with questions regarding snow
removal can contact the Public Works Department
1. Village ordinance prohibits parking on Village
two inches of snow
2. Parked vehicles must be kept off of streets for
ten hours after it has stopped snowing
3. When clearing driveways, residents should
place snow on either side of the driveway
the lawn and never in a recently plowed street.
4. 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.
6. Digging from the street,
clear out fire hydrants and
near your home.
Do not clear your driveway at the curbline
snowplow driver has made his last curb pass in
front of your residence.
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.
10. 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.
“The snow removal process
includes a prioritized
in order to ensure public
safety. It is imperative
to clear main roads first
to provide mobility and
access for police, fire and
Trustee Michael Carroll
THE VILLAGE MAKES EVERY EFFORT TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF WINTER SNOW, BUT WE
NEED YOUR HELP. THE TOP 10 SNOW TIPS LISTED BELOW ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS
THAT YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE DURING THE SNOW SEASON.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE AND PATIENCE DURING EVERY SNOW EVENT.