The Village received nearly 18 inches of snow in the winter storm that began on February 14 and continued through the early morning of February 16, 2021. Here are updates on the Village's response to the storm:
Due to the very deep snow accumulation, alternate-side parking is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19.
- On Thursday, February 18, all vehicles must be parked on the side of the street with even-numbered addresses between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- On Friday, February 19, all vehicles must be parked on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- You must stay parked on the specified side of the street up until 6 p.m., as plows make multiple passes even after you think they're finished. Those choosing to move their vehicle to the incorrect side of the street before 6 p.m. are subject to receiving a citation. Alternate-side parking also was in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17.
At present, plows cannot go down some streets on which a majority of residents do not comply with alternate-side parking.
- Plowing will continue through the end of the week.
- Alley plowing began shortly after midnight on both Tuesday, February 16 and again Wednesday, February 17 continuing through Thursday, February 18.
- Sidewalk snow plowing began at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16 and continues until completion; it is estimated that sidewalk snow plowing will not be completed until the end of this week. Please do not block the sidewalk with your car.
- Special message for commercial businesses and condo owners: please clear snow and salt around your refuse and recycling containers. The containers are on wheels and the area from the container to the alley must be completely clear in order for the container to be serviced. If you have a contract with a snow removal service, please check to make sure snow removal around your refuse and recycling containers is included.
Refuse and recycling collection information:
- Service was suspended on Tuesday, February 16 or Wednesday, February 17, but regular collections are expected on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19.
- Lakeshore Recycling Systems has resumed recycling collection and will continue to service routes through Saturday, February 20.
A safety note from the Skokie Fire Department:
With sub-zero temperatures forcing us to turn up the heat and our area receiving compounding snowfalls that could block vents and exhaust from leaving the house, federal safety experts are warning that carbon monoxide poisoning may be more of a threat this year than usual. Whenever possible, confirm that dryer exhausts and chimney vents are snow drift-free to prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide in the home.
Village Parking Lots Available for Residents
Through Friday, February 19 at 6:01 p.m., the following municipal and park district parking lots are available for residential parking:
- North Skokie Swift parking lot that is accessed off of Gross Point Road north of Dempster Street. Parking is allowed in the section of the lot closest to Gross Point Road.
- The municipal parking lot near Crafty Beaver on the north side of Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie.
- Skokie Swift parking lot on the northwest corner of Skokie Boulevard and Searle Parkway.
- The north Oakton Park parking lot at 4701 Oakton Street.