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Public Works plows Village-owned or maintained streets when snow accumulation reaches at least two inches. Sidewalks are the next priority. The sidewalk plow fleet is deployed when snow accumulation reaches at least four inches. Alley plowing is the last priority, alleys are cleared when snow accumulation reaches six inches.
Residents who do not have off-street parking facilities such as a garage, driveway or slab need to make arrangements to either have their car moved by a friend or neighbor, or have their car stored at a garage during winter vacations to ensure that they are not in violation of the Alternate-Side Parking Program.
No, even after the street is plowed, vehicles must remain parked on the designated side of the street until 6 p.m. This allows Public Works to plow a second time if necessary. At 6 p.m., a siren will sound notifying residents that vehicles may be parked on either side of the street.
If your vehicle has been towed due to a violation of the Village's snow ordinance, contact the Skokie Police Department at 847-982-5900.
As the plows pass driveways, snow will roll off the edge of the side-discharge snowplow into the driveway, producing an unavoidable result.
V-shaped snow plows are used to clear alleys of snow. These type of plows distribute snow evenly to both sides of the alley. It is not possible for the driver to pick up the plow in the middle of an alley.
Anyone needing an ambulance in a medical emergency should call the Fire Department by dialing 9-1-1, and all necessary emergency steps will be coordinated. The potential for a medical emergency, however, does not warrant priority snow removal treatment. If a medical emergency occurs, the Public Works and Fire Departments will work together to provide immediate emergency help to the patient.
During snow removal operations, crews and equipment might not be available to pick up garbage until later in the day or, during heavier snow, later in the week. The Village will pick up your garbage as soon as possible.
No. The following is a list of streets showing which jurisdiction they belong to: Skokie, Cook County or Illinois Department of Transportation, (IDOT).
Skokie is responsible for the following streets:
Cook County Highway Department is responsible for:*
The Illinois Department of Transportation is responsible for:*
*These streets are exempt from the Village's Alternate Side Parking Program.
Yes, view a list of exempt alternate-side parking on Saturdays, Sundays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.