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Posted on: January 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Elgin Residents Urged to Use Caution During Snow Event

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire Chicagoland area with steady snowfall predicted throughout the day on Friday.

Between four and six inches of snow is expected by Saturday morning and in Elgin, city officials are asking for resident cooperation to ensure streets can be cleared.

Snow routes will be activated and will require that residents ensure their vehicles are off those roads. Cars not removed from these roads will be towed. View the full snow route listing . Type “snow routes” in the search engine. Residents, customers and business owners are asked to refrain from parking in downtown overnight.

Snow removal will be on-going throughout the storm. Once the storm has ended, salt will be applied to all streets as part of its routine snow operations plan. Residents also can receive updates via the city’s Facebook page.

Residents are also encouraged to assist the elderly and disabled by helping shovel driveways and walkways.

Elgin’s police department also recommends that drivers slow down and use caution if driving during the storm.

For specific concerns about snow and ice control, residents can contact Elgin’s 24-hour Snow Command Center at 847-931-5977 or by email at

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