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Winter Snow and Ice Removal Operations

Snow_and_Ice_Removal_(Tim_Elloitt)
© Tim Elliott

Lake County Forest Preserve staff will be performing adjustments this coming winter to reduce the amount of road salt applied during snow and ice removal operations. It is anticipated that the resulting reduction in the use of road salt will have positive environmental and financial benefits. Also, a corresponding reduction in staff time managing snow and ice is expected to allow for an increase of staff time invested in winter restoration activities.

The following shelters will be not be open for use through March 31, 2019:

  • Greenbelt A, C, and D
  • Nippersink C and D
  • Van Patten B, C and D

In addition, the following parking lots will not be salted, except in extreme conditions:

  • Buffalo Creek
  • Cuba Marsh
  • Grant Woods – Rollins Road 
  • Lake Carina
  • Lyons Woods
  • McDonald Woods
  • Pine Dunes
  • Prairie Wolf – Route 22 Lot,
  • Raven Glen – Route 45 Lot,
  • Raven Glen (West) – Route 173 Lot
  • Ray Lake
  • Singing Hills
  • Sun Lake
 

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