The Village has 12
center lane miles. It can take approximately 6 to 7 hours to clear the
12 miles of streets, depending on the snow intensity and length of
snowfall. Cook County has responsibility for Wolf Road, while the
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is responsible for snow
clearing on Plainfield and Joliet Roads. We are not authorized nor
funded to plow the State or County Roads.
Snow Removal Policies
When the snow begins to fall, public works staff will begin salting and
plowing main streets first. This is to ensure that emergency vehicles
and school buses will be able to travel safely. Then, public parking and
sidewalks will be cleared. Side streets and cul-de-saacs are plowed
next, followed by alleyways.
The Village of Indian Head Park
adheres to a priority schedule when performing snow removal services.
Please click here for the priority map used for snow removal (PDF).
Public Works cannot be called to clear private property or driveways.
Please be courteous to your neighbors and motorists; do not shovel snow back into the streets.