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Posted on: February 5, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Deposit Snow in Tree Banks

With the Chicago area bracing for another 8 to 14inches of snow tonight, the City of Elgin is reminding residents to deposit snow in tree banks when shoveling home driveways or sidewalks.

“It can be a safety issue when residents shovel or blow snow out into City streets,” said John Loete, Elgin Public Works Director. “That’s why there is a City ordinance prohibiting it.”

Oftentimes residents don’t realize that snow will refreeze on streets causing hazardous driving conditions long after snow plows have moved through a neighborhood.

“We want everyone to be safe,” said Loete. “That’s the City’s top priority.”

The City of Elgin Public Works Department expects the heaviest precipitation between 11 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. tomorrow morning. Driving conditions will be hazardous and residents are urged to use extra caution when traveling.

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