Libertyville Ready with 35 Trucks to Battle Snowstorm
No parking on village streets when there is more than one inch of snow on the streets.
With the worst storm expected Tuesday through Wednesday, village staff say they are prepared for the snowstorm.
The snowstorm is expected to bring 12 to 18 inches of snow. The worse conditions are expected from 9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 1) until 5 a.m., Wednesday (Feb. 2), according to the National Weather Service.
“We have all of our staff ready to go. The guys will stay here at the shop if need to, we are used to it,” said Marty Wittrock, assistant superintendent of streets and utilities.
The Publics Works department has 10 large trucks and 10 smaller trucks ready to plow the streets once the blizzard starts. The village will also use additional plows from the parks and fire department and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“I would say we have 35 total plow trucks, and all police and fire departments are fully staffed,” Wittrock said. “All [staff] leaves were canceled for Wednesday.”
Village crews also finished repairs on all three water main breaks that occurred over the weekend and Monday morning. Crews finished repaired a leaking fire hydrant at First Street and North Avenue on Monday. The water main break at Rockland Road and Fourth Avenue and the third water main break in front of Copeland Manor School at 801 S. Seventh Ave., were repaired over the weekend.
“We’ve been busy,” Wittrock said. “We never know [when water main will break] but we hope they don’t happen during the storm.”