Snow Plowing

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The Village of Norridge Public Works Department is responsible for plowing all the streets and alleys within the Village boundaries. It is the goal of the Public Works Department to plow the streets in a timely fashion in order to ensure the safety of motorists, residents, and pedestrians.


In Norridge, our snow plowing fleet is comprised of:

  • 5 Main Plows
  • 3 Small Plows
  • 4 Pick-Ups
  • 1 Bobcat
  • 1 Front End Loader
  • 1 Back Hoe
  • 1 Kubota Tractor

When a snowstorm first hits, the Superintendent of Public Works will dispatch the crews to all sections and alleys to begin plowing. The first streets to be plowed are the main arterial roads-Montrose Avenue and Canfield Avenue. Please remember that Harlem Avenue, Irving Park Road, Cumberland Avenue, Lawrence Avenue and Forest Preserve Drive are Illinois Department of Transportation streets, and are plowed by IDOT.

In the event of a bad storm, the Village may post information on the cable network or contact you using the BlackBoard Connect system with important information.

Norridge has approximately 39.02 miles of streets and 5 miles of alleys. Our plows could possibly make several trips down your street in the attempt to keep it clear. This may result in snow being thrown back into your driveway after you have shoveled it. This is unavoidable, and if possible, please wait until the snow has stopped and the plows have been through before you clear your driveway. This will eliminate the need to shovel your driveway more than once.

In order to effective clean the streets after a snow fall, or to do routine street maintenance, the Village of Norridge has year round street maintenance days. On your regularly scheduled street maintenance day (signs are posted on your streets) you will have to move your car during the hours of 8-1. The only exception to this rule is if your street maintenance day falls on one of the six (6) Village Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On these holidays only, you will not have to move your car.

For those of you in designated snow route areas, you must move your cars once snow fall accumulates 3-inches. Please check the Village website for those routes or call the snow hotline (708-583-5775) to see if snow route enforcement is in effect. 

If we receive a large amount of snow, please remember to shovel around your fire hydrant. This will aid the Fire Department in the event of an emergency. Public Works has labeled the street in front of a hydrant with a “ T” , but in the event of snowstorm, this might be difficult to see.

Did you know the Village uses on average 600 of tons of salt per year.