City of Pekin, IL


Snow Removal

See below for information regarding snow removal during snow events. 

How does the City combat accident-causing snow and ice?

  • Number of Employees
    - 14 Operators
    - 1 Supervisor
    - 1 Secretary
  • Trucks and Equipment
    - 13 Front Line Trucks equipped with reversible Plows, 5 Wing Plows and Spreader Boxes
    - 1 Cat Wheel Loader - mainly used to load trucks
    - 1 Truck Mounted Spreader for cul-de-sacs and other smaller areas
  • Materials
    - Snow and Ice Salt - 3,000 tons

14 Snow Routes
Each operator has responsibility for primary streets (main streets) and snow routes on each route. These routes DO NOT cover every street. These are streets that have been selected to get traffic flowing the quickest. It is possible you may have to drive three or four blocks to a main street. The City's Street Division is complimented by employees of the Solid Waste Department, and in major storm events, by contractual services. The City utilizes a designated snow plow for hills and inclines.

Snow Route Signs, Parking Bans
Signs are posted, one per block, on streets where parking is allowed. When a "Parking Ban" is in effect, you MUST remove anything parked on the street in front of your residence. These signs do not mean we will plow every snow event. The conditions (temperature, sun, salt) will determine whether the streets are plowed on each snowfall.

If a "PARKING BAN" is in effect, DO NOT put your vehicle in the street just because you see the plows or see that your street has been plowed. DO NOT put your vehicle in the street at all until the "PARKING BAN" has been lifted or your vehicle could be towed at your expense.

The City snow plows will maintain the primary streets (main streets) and snow routes until the snow event is over, before moving to any other streets in the City if the event is larger than 2 inches.
Removing snow from private property into the street is prohibited and violates City Code.

ATTENTION: Please do not attempt to pass the plow or drive too closely as you are endangering not only yourself but also the plow truck operators.