Snow & Ice Removal

During the winter months, the Public Works Department works to remove snow and ice from Village streets.  Public Works is responsible for 72 miles of roadway and during long or heavy storm events, clearing all streets can take some time.  Village collector roads such as Orchard Drive, Blackhawk Drive, Indianwood Blvd, Westwood Drive, and Wildwood Drive are plowed first, and then smaller local roads are plowed second. Plowing begins when there is 2 or more inches of snow accumulated on roadways.  Plowing will continue through the snowfall event and when the snow ceases to fall, final plow passes can keep the roadways clear. Any follow up plowing on all roads will commence on the next day.  

Residents in some parts of Park Forest may be part of homeowners associations or cooperatives who hold contracts with outside companies for snow and ice removal, call the respective Management Office of inquiries.

Snow Route Parking Ban

Per Village Resolution, there is NO PARKING on designated “Snow Route” streets, at any time there is an accumulation of two (2) inches or more of snow and/or ice on the roadway. The ban allows for Public Works crews to clear the roadway and parking area more effectively.  This ban remains in effect until the storm event and accumulation of snow and/or ice has been removed.

While not required by ordinance on streets not designated as snow routes, it greatly assists the Department of Public Works in plowing after snowfall and assist public safety in quickly reaching residents if vehicles are removed from side streets during heavy snowfall.