Freezing precipitation and snow is expected on Thursday and extremely low temperatures and wind chills are forecasted through the weekend. The City of Carterville has been taking steps this week to prepare for the incoming weather, including insulating vulnerable water valves and meters and strategically pre-treating intersections on snow routes. Because of the rain expected before the snow, full pre-treatment of all streets will cause a loss of road salt from rain water washing the salt down the storm drains.
We ask that residents avoid unnecessary travel during the precipitation and over the next three days. In the event of an issue with water/sewer or roads outside of City Hall’s normal hours of operation, please call the Carterville Fire Department’s non-emergency line at 618-985-8060. If there is an emergency, please call 911.
Although our Street Department plans to keep all roads clear, the possibility of black ice before the snow and single digit temperatures will create many challenges. The City will be focused on making designated snow routes passable first, then working outward into neighborhoods. Attached below is a link to the map of Carterville Snow Routes. Please be safe during the coming days and Happy Holidays!