News Release: City of Champaign Snow Response


 Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall from Sunday’s storm. The Illinois State Water Survey reported 6.3” of new snowfall during the last 24 hours. This snow was accompanied by gusty winds, which created drifting situations. As of this morning, all primary routes are passable and they will continue to be monitored for blowing and drifting. Crews and subcontractors have moved into secondary routes. The City’s goal is to have all primary and secondary routes plowed by Tuesday morning. Citizens driving will experience streets covered with snowpack and icy conditions until the temperatures rise and the chemicals begin working, potentially later this week. Due to the extreme temperatures, citizens are encouraged to stay home and stay off the streets if possible. If you must leave the house, please take appropriate precautions including wearing multiple layers and letting someone know where you are going. Citizens are reminded not to place snow cleared from their property into City streets.

Public Works staff will continue to proactively monitor forecasts and to respond in a timely and efficient manner to threats of inclement weather. Citizens are encouraged to monitor the City’s website ( ), CGT Cable Channel 5, and local media for information about street clearing activities. Whenever possible, Citizens are encouraged to keep City streets free of parked vehicles during this time to expedite plowing efforts and to utilize alternate off-street locations (such as the Hill Street Parking Deck in Downtown) in lieu of parking on the street.