Area Snow Closures, Cancellations and Parking Regulations
Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest remind residents to avoid parking in snow routes so crews can clear the streets.
Oak Park School District 97 has canceled all afterschool activities because of the snow. Tonight's presentations about the International Baccalaureate program have also been postponed. Hephzibah will be offering emergency care until 4 p.m. to give the parents/guardians of students who are enrolled in its program time to pick up their children.
OPRF High School will close at 4:30 p.m. All activities are canceled from 4:30 onward. Any activities immediately after school still will be held, which includes the following teams from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30: track, basketball, badminton, water polo and volleyball.
Fenwick High School was closed March 5, and all activities are canceled. Trinity High School was also closed Tuesday.
River Forest universities will close early today: Concordia at noon and Dominican at 2 p.m.
All Park District of Oak Park programs scheduled to begin after 3 p.m. have been canceled except the Afterschool Clubhouse at Carroll Center. All gymnastics classes beginning after 3:30 p.m. are also canceled.
The Park District of Forest Park will close at 4:30 p.m. All evening classes are canceled and will either be rescheduled or credited.
Snow Parking Rules in Effects
With 7-10 inches of snow expected to fall throughout the day, area villages are reminding residents to clear cars off the streets in snow routes.
"Cars parked on the street prevent village crews from efficiently and effectively clearing snow and present a safety hazard to village crews as well as other drivers," according to a River Forest news release.
Emergency parking rules are in effect, and main streets designated as snow routes must be cleared of all parked cars. Parking is allowed on non-snow route streets between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the even address sides (east and north) on even-numbered days. It's allowed on odd address sides (west and south) on odd-numbered days.
Snow parking regulations do not apply from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. on residential side streets. For more information, call 708-358-7669.
Snow routes are in effect, and cars in violation of them will be towed. Snow routes are marked where light poles are located.
Current snow removal regulations prohibit the following:
- Parking on all streets and alleys after snowfall exceeds 2 inches for an eight-hour period following the end of the snowfall.
- Placement of snow or ice on any Village-owned street, alley, sidewalk, or property.
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