Naperville Township begins salting when the snow starts to accumulate and traffic safety is affected. We spread rock salt treated with liquid calcium chloride, which will melt snow and ice when ambient temperatures are as low as 0 degrees. If snow accumulation reaches 1 to 2 inches, the crew will begin snow plow operations.
When this is complete, the centerline of most streets are reapplied with salt and chloride.
Please DO NOT PARK ON YOUR STREET IF SNOW IS ANTICIPATED, or your street has not yet been plowed.
Our crew does not intentionally "plow in" your drive, nor aim for your mailbox. Our snowplows are of the same side delivery design as all other municipalities. This is the fastest and the most efficient means to remove snow from streets. As a result, snow is discharged to the curb and inevitably into driveways. If possible, delay the time you clear the driveway until the plows have cleared your street.
Occasionally, heavy slush discharged from a plow will knock down a mailbox. Most mailboxes, if properly placed, installed see (pg. 15), and maintained will withstand heavy slush. The Township will not be responsible for damage to improperly placed or neglected mailboxes. If your mailbox meets specifications and is damaged as a result of our work, contact the Road District. We will repair it or reimburse you with a check for $75.00.