City of Peoria offers winter storm preparation reminders
Residents are encouraged to use extra caution on the roadways during the storm
January 24, 2023 (Peoria, IL) A winter storm is expected to impact the City overnight tonight and throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Forecasted snow accumulations between 2-4 inches are anticipated during this timeframe.
Bands of heavy snowfall are being forecasted which will make travel at times hazardous. The City is reminding residents to stay home, if possible, during these times and to slow down and use extra caution. The storm is expected to primarily impact the morning commute. Allowing yourself extra time, extra distance between yourself and other vehicles, and being mindful of snowplows is encouraged.
Salt and liquid pretreatments are being applied to the main arterial roads, hills, bridges, and overpasses. The Department of Public Works will begin 12-hour, around-the-clock operations tonight at 7 pm. Continuous street treatment operations will continue until further notice.
Residential street treatment will occur once 2 inches of snow have fallen in the City and after primary streets have been plowed. No parking on snow routes is automatically enforced when 2 inches or more of snow is forecasted. No parking on these routes will remain in effect for 48 hours.
With the predicted treatment of residential streets, the City would also like to remind residents to not place trash carts in snow piles. Carts should be placed at the end of driveways, behind the curb, and out of the street to help GFL collection staff remove waste safely and to keep carts from being damaged. Carts should face toward the street and wheels to the house.
After pickup, carts should be moved to your garage or alongside your house or garage within 24 hours. Please do not leave carts in the street or on the sidewalk.
For more information regarding the City’s winter weather plan, visit https://il-peoria.civicplus.com/593/Winter-Weather-Planning.