March 12, 2017 – When measurable snowfall is in the forecast, residents are urged to be prepared should the snow emergency parking rules be implemented.
The Village has specific rules that govern parking when it snows to ensure streets can be properly plowed. When snow accumulates two or more inches, parking is prohibited on main streets posted as snow routes. Parking on other streets is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts, the side determined by the odd/even date.
For the most up-to-date information on snow-related parking restrictions call 708.358.7669 (SNOW) for a recorded message. Messages will be posted to Oak Park's Facebook page and Twitter feed as well. Cable television subscribers can tune into VOP-TV, broadcast on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99. Click here for answers to the most requently asked questions about the snow emergency parking rules.
Sidewalk shoveling required
Village ordinance requires property owners to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalk within 24 hours following any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Being a good neighbor is important, too, so property owners are urged to help those who may need help clearing a sidewalk. For more information on the shoveling requirement or help resources, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warming centers open
Warming centers are open 24 hours a day at Rush Oak Park Hospital, 500 S. Maple Ave. and from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at West Suburban Medical Center, Erie Street at Austin Boulevard. Oak Park Township, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., is a warming center for seniors age 60 and over from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.
To find out if the warming center is open after hours, call West Suburban Hospital at 708.763.6200. If transportation is needed, call the Oak Park Police Department’s non-emergency number 708.386.3800.
Village Hall, 123 Madison St., also is a warming center from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.