Jan. 14, 2018 - The Village of Oak Park has specific rules that govern parking when it snows — rules that are enforced seven days a week, including holidays. Residents are urged to monitor local forecasts and plan accordingly to help ensure snow plow drivers can clear the streets.
When snow exceeds two inches, all parking is prohibited on the main streets posted as snow routes (see map below). Parking on other streets is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts, the side determined by the date. Park on the even address side of the street on even dates and on the odd address side on odd dates.
To find out if conditions have triggered snow-related parking restrictions, call 708.358.7669 for a recorded message. Cable television subscribers can tune into VOP-TV, cablecast on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99.
Efforts also are made to post timely information to social media sites www.facebook.com/vopnews and twitter.com/vopnews.
The snow emergency parking rules and a list of frequently asked questions also are posted at www.oak-park.us/snow.
Sidewalk shoveling required…Property owners who shovel their sidewalks are doing more than making it safer for pedestrians of all ages — they also are complying with the law. Village ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.