Update: Snow emergency ends; parking returns to normal
Feb. 11, 2018 - The snow emergency has ended. Standard parking rules are now in effect. More information on the snow emergency parking rules is posted on this website.
Update: Police to ticket illegally parked cars
Feb. 9, 2018 - With several inches of snow on the ground and more predicted, Oak Park Police will be ticketing cars parked in violation of the snow emergency parking regulations.
When snowfall is two or more inches, parking is prohibited on designated snow routes around the clock and restricted to one side of the street on all other streets from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Today, cars should be parked on the odd-addressed side of the street on non-snow route residential streets, which is the west and south sides. By 8 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 10, cars should be parked on the even-addressed side of the street, which is the east and north sides.
The odd-even parking rules are in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial areas.
A ticket for parking on a snow route during a snow emergency is $100. Violating the one-side parking rule is a $40 ticket. Following the rules is essential to allowing snow plows to maneuver and clear the streets to ensure access by emergency services vehicles.
More information on the snow emergency parking rules is posted at www.oak-park.us/snow.
Feb. 8, 2018 - Oak Park's snow emergency parking plan is in effect beginning at 10 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 8 and will stay in effect until conditions are deemed safe.
Parking is prohibited on designated snow routes and restricted to one side on all other streets, the side determined by the date.
If you usually park on a designated snow route, you must move your car to a side street while the snow emergency parking plan is in effect so that the way can be cleared to ensure safe passage by emergency response vehicles, such as fire engines, ambulances and police.
Snow routes include Augusta Boulevard, Austin Boulevard, Chicago Avenue, Division Street, Garfield Street, Harlem Avenue, Harrison Street, Jackson Boulevard, Lake Street, Madison Street, North Avenue, Oak Park Avenue, Ridgeland Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Wisconsin Avenue from Madison Street to the emergency entrance of Oak Park Hospital (see map below).
Officials recommend planning where you park at night to meet the rules for the following morning. For example, on Fri., Feb. 9 parking will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on non-snow-route residential streets only on the odd-numbered address side of the street (west and south sides of street).
Should the snow emergency rules remain in effect on Sat., Feb. 10, parking will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on non-snow-route residential streets on the even-numbered address side of the street (east and north sides of street).
The same rules apply in designated commercial districts, but from midnight to 8 a.m. More details are available on this website.
Information also is cablecast on VOP-TV available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and AT&T subscribers on channel 99. In addition, information will be posted via the Village's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
More information on the snow emergency parking rules is posted on this website.