Snow on Driveway Aprons
The village recommends waiting to remove snow from the driveway apron until the roads have been plowed from curb to curb. There are over 3,300 driveways in the village and there is not enough equipment and personnel to clear snow from driveway aprons. Please do not push snow from driveways out into the street as this is illegal and can cause hazardous driving conditions.
Please do not pile snow on the parkway near a fire hydrant. Keep fire hydrants near your property and clear of snow. This will greatly help firefighters in the event of an emergency.
Sidewalk Snow Removal
Although the village does not have an ordinance mandating that snow be removed from public sidewalks, please be a good neighbor and clear the public sidewalk in front of your property. Doing so helps keep Riverside a walkable community. Clear sidewalks help ensure students walking to and from our local schools and commuters walking to and from the Metra station have a safe place to walk.
Refuse collection can be more difficult during the winter months when there is snow on the ground. The village respectfully requests that all refuse and recycling containers be placed on the driveway apron or parkway adjacent to the street. Please do not put containers in the street as this can create a hazard for drivers and makes snow plowing less efficient.
Overnight Snow Events
When an event occurs overnight, the goal of the public works department is to have all the major roadways cleared before the morning rush. Once the major roadways have been cleared, crews will move onto the secondary roads. Similar to the roads, the high traffic sidewalks in the central business district and those in close proximity to schools will be cleared first and followed by less trafficked walkways. Parking lots and alleys will be done simultaneous to the roads and sidewalks. Staff asks for patience during heavy or prolonged snow events as snow may accumulate on the roadways and sidewalks between passes with equipment.
Winter driving can be hazardous. Take it slow in ice and snow!