Village lists reminders for winter weather

The Village of Hinsdale wishes to share the following reminders with residents regarding winter weather.

Personnel and plowing equipment are ready for any snow or ice removal that may be needed throughout the winter season.

Please note the village’s snow removal plan which prioritizes plowing and/or salting operations in the following order:

• main arterial roads, central business district roads, and school routes

• train platforms

• secondary streets

• sidewalk circuits

• cul-de-sacs

• parking lots

• alleys

• town clean-up

As a reminder, residential street parking at any time is not allowed after 3 inches of snowfall and violators are subject to ticketing. Cars parked on the street in residential areas greatly reduce the efficiency of snow removal efforts and create hazards during conditions.

When extreme cold temperatures are forecasted, individuals are reminded to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being. Those needing relief are encouraged to seek shelter at any of the heating centers in DuPage County. The closest is the Hinsdale Police Department at 121 Symonds Drive.

Public services reminds residents that extreme cold can cause pipes to crack and burst. To avoid this expensive and damaging situation, residents are reminded to leave their water trickling, to open cabinets in order to expose water pipes to warm air and to eliminate sources of cold air. If pipes freeze, shut off the water immediately. Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints. Avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.