City of Champaign Crews Ready to Address Forecasted Snowfall

City Building, Public Works Facility, and Champaign Libraries Closed to Public February 2-3

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is preparing to deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Wednesday morning through Thursday. Current forecasts are calling for 10 to 18-inches of total accumulation locally.

Public Works Operations Manager Cory Conrad said, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works crews will report for duty at 11:15 p.m. tonight and we will continue around the clock operations until the snow and ice control plan actions are complete.”

Due to the winter storm, the Champaign City Building, Public Works Facility, and Champaign Public Libraries will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday (February 2-3, 2022). However, City staff will be available remotely to answer phones and provide customer service during regular business hours on both days. Emergency response staff will be available 24/7 at the Public Works Facility.

National Weather Service outlets report that ‘travel will be impossible at times’ and residents are encouraged stay home to allow Public Works crews to safely treat and clear roadways. If you must travel, please use appropriate precautions when driving: leave early, allow extra time to reach your destination, and be cautious around snowplows. Whenever possible, motorists are encouraged to keep the streets free of parked vehicles during this time to expedite plowing efforts. The City recommends using alternate off-street parking locations (such as the Hill Street Parking Deck in Downtown) in lieu of parking on the street.

Public Works staff will continue to proactively monitor forecasts and respond in a timely and efficient manner to threats of inclement weather. Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s website (, CGTV cable channel 5, and local media for updated information about the City’s street clearing activities