Winter Weather Update

Winter Weather Update

City offices will close at noon on Friday, January 12, reopening Monday at 8:00am.  Emergency services, as always, will remain open.  Please continue to check the city’s social media and website for winter storm updates.

Groot has suspended trash and recycling collection. Collection will resume Saturday, January 13. . 

As the winter season approaches the City has the following instructions to ensure safety of its residents:

  • Remain safe and warm in your homes and only travel outside if it is absolutely necessary.
  • Limit the number of times you open your external doors to keep as much heat in your home as you can.
  • If you are traveling in your personal vehicle, you should have extra clothing and multiple blankets in an easily accessible location since these extreme low temperatures can sometimes cause vehicle problems.
  • Make sure that your cell phone is charged, your car is full of gas, and that you have shared your route with friends or family.
A Message from Public Works:

  • Trucks will make several passes on all streets from the center of the street to the curb.  
  • Most main streets throughout the City are referred to as snow routes and are posted with signs.
  • Parking is prohibited on both sides of streets that have been designated as snow routes after 2 inches of snow has fallen and for 24 hours after its stops falling.
  • Vehicles parked on a snow route will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. Parking is also prohibited, as posted, on the north and west sides of all other residential streets after 2 inches of snow has fallen, and for 24 hours after snowfall has stopped.
  •  Refer to City Ordinance 13‐14‐1 for additional information.
  • Residents may call 847-318‐6101 for a recorded message as to whether snow parking restrictions are in effect.
  • Alleys are plowed if there are 4in of snow or more.
  • On garbage collection day, place your cans on your driveway, not in the street, allowing plows to clear snow up to the curb. 
Warming Locations:

  • Maine Township Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and closed for the weekend. Also, the lobby of the Park Ridge Police Department at 200 Vine Avenue is open 24 hours a day.
  • The Park Ridge Fire Department and Police Department are staffed and always ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day. If you have any emergency during this cold weather, please call 911 and the appropriate first responders will arrive to your door within minutes.

The City appreciates your assistance!