Street & Roadway Plowing

Program Service Level

The Public Works Department begins salting operations as conditions dictate during normal business hours or upon notification from the Police Department after hours. Salt is applied at varying rates to all Village owned roadways, in a typical storm 200-400 pounds per lane mile. Plowing operations begin upon snow accumulation reaching 1.5 to 2 inches of snow and are generally completed within 4 to 6 hours after the snowfall ends.

For detailed overview of the Village's Snow & Ice Control program, see this presentation.

Industry/Village Standard 

The Public Works Department begins salting operations as road conditions dictate and begin plowing when snow accumulation reaches 1.5 to 2 inches. It is the Village’s goal to have streets plowed curb to curb and salted within four 4 to 6 hours after a snow fall has stopped.

Who Plows My Street?

Depending on what street you live on, the Village or another agency or business may be responsible for plowing your local street. The Village's Know Your Neighborhood webmapping tool has a specific page dedicated to snow plow routes where you can see the agency responsible for plowing your specific street. Click this link to see the map and input your address in the box on the upper left-hand side to zoom to your address. 

Reporting a Plowing or Other Snow Concern:

AgencyPhone NumberOnline Request System (if available)Notes
Village of Northbrook847-272-4711GONorthbrook (click to submit a snow-related request)For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)800-452-4368 (road conditions)
IDOT Web Form (click to submit a question or comment)For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways708-448-8006
N/AFor emergencies, call 9-1-1.
Private StreetsContact your HOA or property manager.
For emergencies, call 9-1-1.