Snow Management

The Village of Glen Ellyn’s Public Works Department is committed to providing residents with efficient and thorough snow management services. Meeting this level of service is no easy task. Falling temperatures, snow, ice and freezing rain are formidable opponents.

The Village is divided into several sections to facilitate snow removal, with one or more drivers assigned to each section. Public Works clears a 4 foot path on all Central Business District (CBD) sidewalks for all snow events less than 1.5 inches. When snowfall is greater than 1.5 inches, the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn contracts for sidewalks to be cleared of snow.

Streets Not Maintained by the Village

The Village is not responsible for snow removal on streets maintained by the DuPage County Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). These streets include:

  • Butterfield Road (Route 56) (IDOT)
  • Geneva Road (DuPage County)
  • Park Boulevard south of Raintree Drive/Buena Vista Drive (DuPage County)
  • Roosevelt Road (Route 38) (IDOT)
  • Route 53 (IDOT)
  • St. Charles Road (DuPage County)

If you have questions or concerns regarding snow removal for a street maintained by DuPage County, please call 630-407-6900. If you have questions or concerns regarding snow removal for a street maintained by IDOT, please call 847-705-4000.

Parking & Other Reminders During Snow Season

By Village ordinance

  • No parking on Village streets if two or more inches of snow have fallen
  • Overnight parking is not permitted on Village streets between 2 and 6 a.m. year-round
  • Pushing snow from your driveway into the street is prohibited as it creates a hazard for drivers

Mailbox Issues During Snow Season

Keep your mailbox safe from snowplows in the winter by ensuring that they comply with Village Code height and setback requirements. If your mailbox has been damaged, please report the damage to the Public Works Department at 630-469-6756 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If your mailbox cannot be repaired, a temporary mailbox will be left at your home until a permanent installation can be made in the Spring. For more information, view the mailbox installation requirements and the U.S. Postal Service mailbox installation specifications.