More Snow Headed for Orland Park

More Snow Headed for Orland Park
Posted on 02/28/2014

With the first day of spring less than three weeks away, the Village of Orland Park is preparing for yet another snow fall during what has been one of the worst winters in recent memory.

“We’re looking forward to when our foreman isn’t preparing snow reports to let us know what’s coming and when our crews will be out plowing,” said Orland Park Director of Infrastructure Maintenance John Ingram.

Less than an inch of new snow is expected Friday night into Saturday morning with an 80% chance of two to four inches coming Saturday afternoon into the evening. One to three inches of new dry snow is possible Sunday afternoon into Monday. The predicted dry snow by the end of this storm system could mean three to six inches for Orland Park.

“Village crews are pre-sanding and salting their routes Friday afternoon,” Ingram said. “They’ve been spraying anti-ice on as many roads as possible,” he added. “We’re doing all that we can to prepare for what they’re calling for Orland Park this weekend,” he said.

The village’s parking ban is in effect once two inches of snow fall with parked vehicles having to remain off the streets for 10 hours after the snow event ends. Shoveled snow should always be moved to the lawn or parkway and never into the street. And, residents are encouraged to shovel out fire hydrants from the street making them accessible for firefighters. Trash and recycling toters should be kept well behind the curbline to prevent them from rolling into the street.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation this winter,” Ingram said, adding, “This has been one of the toughest in my 27 years with the village and our crews do their best to keep the village’s streets safe and accessible. We’re all looking forward to spring.”