Orland Park Expects Eight to 12 Inches of New Snow

Orland Park Expects Eight to 12 Inches of New Snow
Posted on 03/17/2014

The Village of Orland Park is in the path of yet one more snow storm to add to the weather annals of 2014.

Rain is expected to begin before midnight on Tuesday, March 11 followed by a rain/snow mix between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. with snow continuing after 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Very heavy snow is expected between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. with blowing and drifting expected to be an issue.

Eight to 12 inches of new snow are expected for Orland Park.

“We are expecting a heavy, wet snow,” said Orland Park Director of Infrastructure Maintenance John Ingram. “This is what’s known as ‘heart attack’ snow. Appropriate precautions should be used when moving this snow,” he said.

Village plowing crews will be working into the early morning hours dependent on the amount of snow that falls Tuesday night into Wednesday. A mix of salt and sand will be sprayed on village streets with the anti-icing agent that the village has been using all season.

Parking on village streets is prohibited once two inches of snow fall with parked vehicles being kept off the street for 10 hours after the snow stops falling. Residents are reminded to place trash and recyclable toters behind the curbline and to never shovel or push snow into the street.

Residents should know where fire hydrants are located be sure they’re shoveled out from the street with a clear perimeter so firefighters can easily find and access them in an emergency.

Primary streets in the Village of Orland Park are plowed first followed by secondary streets and cul-de-sacs. Areas of concern should be reported to the Public Works Department by dialing 708/403-6350.