A winter storm system will impact the City of Peoria beginning tomorrow morning, Thursday, December 22. The effects of the storm are anticipated to impact the City over the next few days.
Based on the forecast of accumulating snowfall, dangerously cold temperatures, wind chills, and strong winds, the City of Peoria is urging residents to stay home and not make unnecessary trips during the storm.
Liquid pretreatment has been applied to all emergency snow routes over the past two days. The Department of Public Works will continue to have crews on the streets during and after the storm. Residential street treatment will begin once all emergency snow routes are completed.
No parking is automatically enforced on snow routes when 2 inches or more of snow is forecasted. No parking on these routes will remain in effect for 48 hours.
With this first winter storm of the season, Public Works would like to remind drivers of these tips when encountering snowplows on the roadways:
• Give yourself plenty of space and distance. Drivers should keep at least 200 feet of distance between their vehicle and a plow.
• Never pass a snowplow on the right.
• Never drive in a snowplow’s blind spots.
Drivers should also remember that snowplows move slowly, make wide turns, make frequent stops, and overlap lanes. The road behind a snowplow is safer to drive on. Drive slowly, travel with caution, and give yourself extra time if you need to travel during the storm.
The City of Peoria would also like to remind commercial property owners of their responsibility for snow removal from sidewalks adjacent to their properties. Snow cannot be placed in the street or block fire hydrants or mailboxes.
Visit the City's Winter Weather Plan for more information.