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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Snow Plow Procedures & Frequently Asked Questions

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When does Public Works start plowing streets?

Before a predicted snowfall, Public Works applies an anti-ice mixture to primary roadways to prevent icing. Public Works typically begins plowing operations after two inches of snow have fallen, or sooner when road conditions need attention. Parking is prohibited on all streets when there is a snowfall of 2 inches or more to ensure snowplows can operate effectively.

Roadways and cul-de-sacs will be plowed with one pass in each direction to ensure they are passable. Final roadway cleanup will start with primary and secondary routes, followed by cul-de-sacs. Public Works crews aim to have all streets and cul-de-sacs cleared within a day after snow stops falling.

How can I report plowing issues?

Visit to report streets that need salt or plowing, or to report right-of-way or mailbox damage.

Does the Village plow all streets in Roselle?

Public Works plows over 70 miles of roadways and approximately 135 cul-de-sacs in Roselle. The Village is responsible for most residential areas and side streets, except for those managed by some local homeowners associations. The main streets running through Roselle are handled by other agencies.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) manages state roads:

  • Lake Street
  • Irving Park Road

DuPage and Cook County manage county roads:

  • Gary Avenue (DuPage)
  • Roselle Road
  • Nerge Road (Cook)

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