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"Hinsdale, located 21 miles west of Chicago, offers natural beauty, hometown charm, and a friendly community atmosphere. The village serves as a great base for commerce, education, and suburban living. You'll find Hinsdale, Illinois is like a fresh breath of air."
19 E. Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Do you have a Snow Removal
Question or Concern?

Use the Snow Plow Condition Report Form to share your question, concern or observation regarding the Village's snow removal efforts. Completing this form will send a work order to the Public Services Department so that they may appropriately respond to your question or concern.

You may also contact the Public Services Department directly at 630.789.7382.

Hinsdale Warming Center Information

With temperatures dropping, the Village has identified the Hinsdale Police & Fire Departments as warming centers for residents who may need emergency warming. These are temporary warming centers with restroom facilities and telephone service; however, there are no sleeping accommodations at these locations.

Residents are encouraged to tune in your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and further emergency information. Visit www.ready.gov, www.listo.gov, www.redcross.org and www.weather.gov/chicago for weather related information.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911. The Police Non-Emergency phone number is (630) 789-7070, and the Fire Non-Emergency phone number is (630) 789-7060.

Power outages should be directed to ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661). Gas outages should be directed to Nicor Gas at 1-888-NICOR4U (1-888-642-6748).

Frozen Water Services FAQ

With the freezing temperatures upon us, we wanted to provide you information on how to prevent the service from freezing this year.

Click here for the letter and FAQ.

Snow Safety Reminders & Helpful Hints

During large snow events, please be kind to pedestrians and clear your sidewalk. When sidewalks are impassable, school children, mail carriers and your neighbors resort to walking in the street, which can be especially unsafe under snowy or dark conditions.

Some helpful tips on shoveling snow:

  • When shoveling the end of the driveway near the street, place the snow to the right of the driveway (as you face the street). If it is piled on the other side, there is more snow for the plow to catch and spread into the driveway.
  • On the left side of the driveway (as you face the street), clear a few feet of snow off of the street and curb line. This reduces the amount of snow that the plow can pick up and spread in the driveway.
  • Do not shovel snow back into the streets. This will cause ice patches, which are hazardous to drivers and can damage snowplows.

Finally, if there is a fire hydrant in your parkway, the Fire Department asks that you please consider clearing the snow around it. In the event of a fire emergency, seconds may count, and a hydrant that is buried under the snow can take minutes to find.

Winter Precipitation & Snow Removal Parking Bans

With the threat of snow during the winter season, please keep the following in mind:

  • After a snowfall of 3 inches or more: parking is prohibited on both sides of a street for a period of 12 hours after the snowfall stops (per Hinsdale Village Ordinance) 6-6-2. In the event of an impending snowstorm, residents are asked to park their vehicles in the garage or driveway. Please ensure that sidewalks are not blocked by vehicles; this impedes the progress of sidewalk plowing operations.
  • Plowing operations are based on a priority system. Main roads and well-traveled routes, such as those leading to schools, are plowed first.
  • It may take 8-12 hours to clear roads after a heavy snowfall.
  • Limit travel when possible. Cars that become stuck in the road will block the street preventing snow removal.
  • An unfortunate consequence of the snow removal program is the side delivery of snow from plows, resulting in the discharge of snow toward the curb and driveway aprons. The Village suggests waiting until plows have cleared the street before cleaning the driveway apron. If possible, throw snow on the parkway to the right of the driveway (when facing the street). Subsequent snow plow passes will then push this extra snow away from the driveway rather than into the driveway.

For questions or concerns regarding snow removal, please contact Public Services at 630-789-7030 Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm. Outside of regular business hours, please contact the Police Department's Non-Emergency Line at 630-789-7070.

Oak Street Bridge Reconstruction Project

The Oak Street Bridge Reconstruction Project website can be seen here.

Innovative Parking Strategies for Hinsdale

Click here to learn about the Village's efforts to improve downtown parking!

Pedestrian Portion of Oak Street Bridge Closed

A structural deficiency was observed on the pedestrian portion of the Oak Street Bridge. Until this can be repaired, the pedestrian portion of the bridge is closed. The Highland Station crossing on Hill Grove Avenue is available as an alternate route for pedestrians to cross the tracks. The bridge will remain open for vehicle traffic.

March 3, 2015
Village News

Recent News:

VILLAGE OF HINSDALE ANNOUNCES UPDATED ELECTRIC RATES - Friday, February 27, 2015 - Village agrees to negotiated electric aggregation rate adjustment due to regulatory events. Read more...

Master Infrastructure Plan - On February 3, 2015, Village staff presented an update to the Board of Trustees on the Village's progress in completing its Master Infrastructure Plan (MIP). The MIP allocates $86.8 million between 2010 and 2023 to improve Village streets and sewers. See the presentation here.

Department Urges Residents to help Keep Hydrants Clear and Visible - Monday, February 2, 2015, Hinsdale, IL -- With snow having piled up around town, Hinsdale Fire Chief Rick Ronovsky is encouraging residents to "adopt a hydrant" near their homes by removing any snow that is covering the hydrant.

"Clearing hydrants of snow has been an ongoing process over the past 48 hours," stated Ronovsky. "Crews with the Village Public Service Department have been working around the clock to clear streets and walkways, and Hinsdale firefighters have been out in the streets shoveling hydrants throughout the day. Unfortunately, we can't get to them all, so we are asking residents to be diligent with keeping hydrants clear." Read more...

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