The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through midnight Tuesday for a storm that could dump between 7 and 10 inches on the Chicago area.
Light snow is supposed to begin late Monday and gradually increase in intensity through Tuesday morning, at times falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour. Some areas could see snow totals higher than the predicted amounts.
Travel will be "extremely dangerous" throughout the duration of the storm, the National Weather Service warns. The storm will affect both the morning and afternoon commute.
Follow the winter storm as it bears down on Oak Park with Weather.com's interactive map.
Snowfall greater than two inches triggers Oak Park's snow rules. Parking is banned on the following streets, which are designated as snow routes:
- Augusta Boulevard
- Austin Boulevard
- Chicago Avenue
- Division Street
- Garfield Street
- Harlem Avenue
- Harrison Street
- Jackson Boulevard
- Lake Street
- Madison Street
- North Avenue
- Oak Park Avenue
- Ridgeland Avenue
- Roosevelt Road
- Wisconsin Ave. from Madison St. to the emergency entrance of Oak Park Hospital
Violate the ban and pay the price—a fine of up to $100.
Don't park on a snow route? You still need to pay attention: Parking is allowed from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on the even address side of the street on even days and on the odd address side on odd days. Tuesday is an even day.
Call Oak Park Public Works at 708-358-5700 if you have any questions.