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Oak Park is expected to receive six to 10 inches of snow during the upcoming winter storm that is in the forecast starting today at 6 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. on Friday.
With heavy snow on the way, the village will more than likely execute the Snow Emergency Parking Plan. The Public Works Department may announce the following parking rules once two or more inches have accumulated on the ground:
- Main streets designated as snow routes must be cleared of all parked cars. Violations are subject to a $100 fine.
- Non-snow route streets allow parking between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the EVEN address side on EVEN days and ODD address side on ODD days.
- Designated Commercial Parking areas follow the odd/even rule between midnight and 8 a.m. Signs are posted in these areas.
Snow parking restrictions do not apply to emergency vehicles, of course, and delivery vehicles are allowed to park up to 10 minutes. The Snow Emergency Removal Parking Plan does not override other parking regulations, however, such as time-limitations and prohibitions.
During the Emergency Snow Removal Plan, parking is prohibited on the following streets designated as snow routes:
- Augusta St.
- Austin Blvd.
- Chicago Ave.
- Division St.
- Garfield St.
- Harlem Ave.
- Harrison St.
- Jackson Blvd.
- Lake St.
- Madison St.
- North Ave.
- Oak Park Ave.
- Ridgeland Ave.
- Roosevelt Rd.
- Wisconsin Ave. (from Madison St. to the Oak Park Hospital emergency entrance).
Citizens are encouraged to call 708-358-7669 for a recorded message indicating whether or not the ban is in effect. Furthermore, cable subscribers can tune into VOP-TV, available on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99.