Naperville deals with yet another snowfall
Naperville dealt with yet another sizable snowfall on Friday and Saturday, although the city seemed to come through the weather in good shape.
National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Friedlein noted that the snow that fell was a bit different than that last month.
“This particular snow is heavy, and is a bit different than what we experienced during the first week of January,” he said.
Naperville coped with winter’s latest blast pretty well. As temperatures held steady in the upper 20s, main roadways remained wet but mostly clear on Saturday. Many neighborhood streets were covered with a thin layer of snow, and cul-de-sacs appeared to have been cleared at least once.
“Nothing to report,” city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche said in a late morning email on Saturday, “except for snow falling quickly.”
Later in the afternoon, city officials again said that things were quiet in Naperville despite the weather.
Drivers are reminded to exercise caution when snow and ice affect roadways, and IDOT advises travel only when absolutely necessary during winter storms or when temperatures are extremely low. During the severely cold weather expected soon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that Illinois residents limit exposure to cold temperatures, dress in layers, check in on others who may need additional assistance, keep vehicles in good repair, and bring pets indoors.
For those traveling, check www.gettingaroundillinois.com for the latest winter road conditions and road closures.