Snow and Ice

Lisle Township will begin salting when the snow or ice starts to accumulate and affect traffic safety.  We generally spread rock salt, which is sometimes treated with liquid calcium chloride.

We spray streets with a pre-wetting brine solution when we anticipate snow or icy conditions. That keeps the roads clear and safe longer, until our plows and salt spreaders can move into action.

If snow accumulation reaches 1 to 3 inches, our crew will begin snow plowing.  First we plow arterial and secondary roads.  Cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets are done last.  This priority system keeps open the roads that serve the greatest number of people.

To enable us to perform snow removal operations efficiently, parking is prohibited on Township roads during any snowfall of one (1) inch or more and for 24 hours after that.  Any person violating this ordinance may be ticketed and fined.  Vehicles may be towed.

At times, heavy slush discharged from a plow will knock down a mailbox.  Most mailboxes, if properly placed and installed, will withstand heavy slush. The Township will NOT be responsible for damage done to mailboxes knocked down by heavy snow or slush.

Our snowplows have large blades that can push a great amount of snow toward the curb or shoulder.  Most mailboxes properly installed, can withstand heavy slush.  The township is not responsible for damage done to mailboxes knocked over by heavy snow or slush.

Please make sure that your mailbox is properly fastened to the pole!

For the safety of our snowplowers, items such as basketball hoops, rocks, bushes, fences, hedgewalls, and timbers should NOT be placed on the parkways. Homeowners who have such objects may be liable for any damages or injuries that those objects may cause.  We DO allow homeowners to place reflectors on 1/2″ thick aluminum stakes in the parkway.

The Fire Departments that service our township request that you clear snow away from any fire hydrants that are in front of your home.