Champaign crews set to battle snow
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Public Works Department has begun mobilizing resources for Monday's afternoon's snowfall.
"We are following the plans set forth in the city's Snow and Ice Control Plan," said Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt in a release. "Public Works staff has prepped the snowplowing equipment."
Schmidt said a public works crew will report for work at 3 p.m. and will continue to work throughout the night.
A second crew will begin work at 11:15 p.m. and work through Tuesday morning.
Current forecasts call for 1 to 2 inches of snow, accompanied by winds and some potential rain.
Drivers are asked to leave early, allow extra time to reach their destination, stay off the streets whenever possible, and be cautious when driving around snowplows.
If the area received 2 or more inches of snow, the Champaign public works director could activate the city's emergency snow routes and the sidewalk snow removal ordinance.
Residents are also asked to keep city streets free of parked vehicles to help out the snowplow drivers.