Snow Emergency Declared in Rochelle
November 26, 2018

Snow Emergency Declared in Rochelle

Downtown Snow Removal

The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced that snow removal operations will be taking place in the downtown area on Wednesday morning 11/28/18 beginning at 2:00 A.M.

Crews will be removing snow from downtown area curbs, sidewalks and municipal parking lots. Snow that is removed will be pushed into piles at the nearest intersection. The piled snow will then be loaded into dump trucks and hauled offsite to a designated stockpiling location. 

During this time parking is prohibited on downtown streets and in Municipal parking lots after 12:00 A.M. Parking is allowed in the south sections of Lots 3 and 8. Vehicles may return to street and municipal lot parking after snow removal operations have been completed.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route and avoid the area if possible. If traveling in this area, please use caution and pay special attention to snow removal equipment and temporary traffic control devices within or in advance of the work zone.

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Odd/Even Parking Ordinance in Effect

The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced that the winter snow emergency parking ordinance is in effect for residential areas.

On even dated days all vehicles are to be parked on the even-numbered sides of the street. On odd dated days parking is permitted on the odd-numbered sides of the street until snow is cleared.

It is unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited any snow upon any street or alley of the city that is cleared or scheduled for snow clearance. It is also unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited any snow in such a manner as to obstruct a public sidewalk, or to hamper vision at an intersection of traveled roadways.

The City encourages citizens to clear the public sidewalks adjacent to their properties in the interest of public safety. State of Illinois Law does not hold citizens liable for claims arising from injuries that may occur on sidewalks that they have cleared as part of a good faith effort to make travel safer.

Thank you for your cooperation!