Thursday, March 7, 2013
Were you satisfied with the village's services? Or do you think there's room for improvement?
Tuesday's snow storm dumped a good half-foot or more of the white stuff across the region, which resulted in an old-fashioned "snow day" for many. While residents were digging out their vehicles, driveways and sidewalks, village plows were working to clear the roadways. Patch wants to know how you rate the snow removal service of your village. Take our poll and share your comments. Related: How Does Highland Park Snow Removal Compare to Its Neighbors? Snow Blower Etiquette in Highland Park: What Times of Day Are Appropriate to Snow Blow? 5 Snow Games to Rid the Winter Blues in Highland Park
Friday, February 22, 2013
Patch takes a look at the resources of communities in the area.
Did you wonder how removal efforts in Highland Park stack up against neighboring towns? Patch has been wondering the same thing and decided to take a closer look. Want Highland Park news in your inbox? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Highland Park has 150 miles to clear and utilizes 15 trucks, according to Bill Stewart of the Department of Public Works. That makes an average of 10 miles per truck. Neighboring Deerfield plows 70 miles of roads each time it snows using 20 trucks with plows of varying sizes, according to Street Foreman Eric Oscarson. That would be 3.5 miles of road per vehicle. Lake Forest has 120 miles of roads needing attention and puts 14 trucks on the street, according to Public Works Director Michael Thomas. That is an …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Crews will work over the next three days to clear snow from the roads.
Update 5:30 p.m.: Snowfall has subsided and the City’s focus is now upon pushing snow to the curb with additional attention given to areas where drifting snow has recovered the roadway. According to a press release issued by the city: Wednesday evening, attention will shift to the Central Business District (CBD), including parking lots, on-street parking and sidewalks. The following schedule is planned for snow relocation over the next few days: The city's parking ban on residential streets expires Thursday at 3 p.m. Also, District 112 and 113 schools will be closed again tomorrow. Update 2 p.m.: Pioneer Press reports that Highland Park police responded to 34 stranded motorists or abandoned vehicles stuck in snow banks overnight caused by …