In the Know About Snow

When the snow begins to fall, the City of Urbana Public Works Department snow crews are ready to spring into action with a strategically organized snow removal plan designed to get the streets cleared and you on your way as quickly as possible.

In heavy snow events, the City works around the clock towards this goal with a force of approximately 12 crew members per 12 hour period. The city has available 23 pieces of snow control equipment, a salt storage facility with a capacity of 1400 tons, and a snow budget averaging $140,000 annually to maintain approximately 300 lane miles of roadway in Urbana.

For your safety and convenience, these primary arterial streets are treated first:

Snowplows

FLORIDA and VINE

PHILO and WINDSOR

BRADLEY and LINCOLN

GREEN and PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON and MAIN

SPRINGFIELD and KINCH

RACE and BROADWAY

MUMFORD and COLORADO

and LIERMAN

We DO NOT plow the following state or township roads:

  • IL 130
  • Route 150
  • University Ave. / US 150
  • Cunningham Ave. / US 45
  • I-74 Ramps & Bridges
  • Edgewood Subdivision
  • Scottswood Subdivision
  • Yankee Ridge Subdivision

It is the policy of the Urbana Public Works Department to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to City owned buildings and property. 

The Urbana City Council passed an ordinance on January 5, 2011 that requires property owners within identified snow removal districts to clear the  adjacent public sidewalk of snow and ice. Sidewalk Clearance Requirements can be found at http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal

For more information regarding snow issues in Urbana and winter weather preparedness, please take a look at the information found in the PDF's below.

When travelling outside of the area, you can always check the status of state roads through the Illinois Department of Transportation website found at http://www.gettingaroundillinois.com/.

Additional statewide weather and preparedness information can be found at http://www.illinois.gov/ready/Pages/default.aspx.

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