Naperville’s first big snow of the season created some problems all across town. By 4 a.m. parts of the city already had five inches of snow. According to ComEd, about 400 homes in Naperville were left without electricity this morning and 16 homes were still without power by noon.
Plows have been working since last night on clearing and salting major streets and are now working on connecting roads.
“We have 22 trucks in our fleet,” said City Communications Manager Linda LaCloche. “Those are the big trucks you see out and about that can dispense salt and then plow. And we do have contractors on call and we notified them about 48 hours before we knew the storm was to come and prepping them letting them know we are going to be needing their services.”
They hope to plow all major and connector streets curb-to-curb by 4 p.m.
The city also decided to conclude its curbside leaf collection program into as well as shifting recycling collection days one day back for the rest of the week. Garbage collection will continue as normal. Other closures of note include the DuPage Children’s Museum and the DuPage County Courts.
The winter storm was good news though, for local students as both school districts 203 and 204 chose to cancel today’s classes. That gave kids the opportunity to take advantage of the day off by hitting up Naperville’s many sled hills.
“My mom told me there was a 50/50 chance that there would be a snow day, and I thought there wasn’t going to be so I was really excited when I found out there was,” said Miles Skinner, a fourth grader at Highlands Elementary School.
For more information on after school activities and future school closings, you can go to naperville203.org or ipsd.org.
Thanksgiving Basketball Tournaments
But before the big snow, we had Thanksgiving basketball tournaments, and a pair of our local teams took home tourney titles over the weekend. The Benet girls basketball team won the Tip off Tournament for a fifth straight year after a 41-25 win over Homewood-Flossmoor in the championship game.
The Waubonsie Valley boys picked up four wins at the Ken Peddy Windmill City Classic in Batavia. The Warriors crushed all four opponents en route to the tournament victory, including a 56-31 win over Batavia in the championship game.
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