Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Update on Downtown Snow Removal

The City of Elgin is continually adjusting its snow removal plan to manage the storm that is upon us. At this time, a city crew has been assigned to haul snow out of downtown in order to expedite the clean-up process over the next few days. Your cooperation is requested in the following ways:

1. Please do not park on downtown streets from Tuesday through Saturday morning. The city's plan is to use large snow removal equipment to pick up the snow on the curbs and bump outs. Having a clear path to do so will make this process faster and more efficient. We urge you to park in the city lots and decks today through Saturday. Parking time limits will not be enforced in city lots and decks during this time. Enforcement will resume Monday at 8AM.

2. Please shovel the snow in front of your property/business to the curb line in preparation for this haul out effort.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Stay Informed

Here is some additional information on how to receive the City's updates directly. Resident safety is the city's primary goal. Residents should not travel unless absolutely necessary.

· Information updates will be posted on Channel 17, on the City's website at and on the City of Elgin's Facebook and Twitter pages.

· Residents interested in receiving automated telephone updates can register on the city's website at From the homepage's "quick links" section, go to "activate/deactivate CodeRed." Follow the instructions.

· Residents can also receive text message updates via Nixle. Registration information is at

· If you have questions or concerns about snow removal, contact Elgin Snow Command at (847) 931-5977 or email

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