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Posted on: January 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cold Weather Information


No Garbage Pickup Wednesday or Thursday

Due to severe weather, Waste Management will not be servicing routes on Wednesday, January 30th or Thursday, January 31st.

The regular Wednesday’s garbage route will be picked up on Friday and the regular Thursday and Friday’s garbage routes will be picked up on Saturday.  

There will be no recycling pick up this week. The regular pickup schedule will resume next week. 

Residents need to have their garbage out by 6:00 a.m. on their service day.

Romeoville School Closures

-Information as of Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 pm-
The following Romeoville schools have been closed. Please visit institution/district websites or contact the institutions directly for any further updates. 

Lewis University: Classes have been canceled starting 5 p.m. Tuesday. No classes Wednesday or Thursday. Normal schedule will resume Friday, February 1.
Joliet Junior College: The college will close 4 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed all day Wednesday and Thursday. All evening classes and activities are canceled.
Rasmussen College: The college will close Tuesday at 5 p.m. No school on Wednesday. Closure on Thursday remains pending on weather report.
Lockport Township High School: No after-school activities after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday with only one activity bus running at 4:30. No school on Wednesday or Thursday and all after-school activities are also canceled.
Plainfield School District 202: All buildings will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday. No school Wednesday or Thursday. All after school activities are canceled. Normal operations and school resume on Friday, February 1.
Valley View School District 365U: All Valley View District 365U schools will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday. All after-school activities are cancelled.

Romeoville Warming Centers

Warming centers are available at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 West Romeo Road from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. After the Rec Center closes, the warming center will be at Fire Station No. 3 at 698 Birch Drive.

If a warming center is needed after 9:30 p.m., we ask residents to contact the Police Department at (815) 886-7219 prior to proceeding to the warming center. 

We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out and if you have elderly or disabled neighbors please check on them. For more information, please contact Romeoville Emergency Management at (815) 886-0021. 

ComEd and Reporting Outages

Public safety is paramount during storms. ComEd recommends that any customer who experiences an outage during this dangerously cold weather go to a heated location such as a community warming center until power is restored. The location of warming centers has been added to ComEd’s Outage Map, which customers also can use to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times. ComEd has reached out to customers who have family members who rely on life-support equipment to make sure they take proper precautions. ComEd also has warming buses on stand-by for customers in affected areas.

ComEd is managing the needs of its employees as they work outside in potentially dangerous conditions. Two or three crews will be assigned to restoration work that might normally take one crew, so that they can rotate and allow employees to warm up while restoring power as quickly as possible.

ComEd encourages the public to take the following precautions:

• If a downed power line is spotted, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661). Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).

• Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous.

• In the event of an outage, do not approach ComEd crews working to restore power to ask about restoration times. Crews may be working on live electrical equipment and the perimeter of the work zone may be hazardous.

• Do not shovel snow onto ComEd equipment.

ComEd urges customers to contact the company immediately if they experience a power outage. Customers can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage and receive restoration information, and can follow the company on Twitter @ComEd or on Facebook at Customers can also call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), or report outages at Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237). ComEd has a mobile app for iPhone and Android® smart phones that allows customers to report power outages and manage their accounts; download the app at

Freezing Pipes

When temperatures stay below freezing
If pipes run through cabinets or vanities, open the doors to let warmer room temperatures flow in.

Keep water moving through the pipes by allowing a small trickle of water to run. The cost of the extra water is typically lower than the cost of repairing a broken pipe.

If your pipes do freeze..
Shut off the water immediately. Don’t attempt to thaw pipes without turning off the main shut-off value.

Thaw pipes with warm air. You can melt the frozen water in the pipe by warming the air around it with a hair dryer or space heater. Be sure not to leave space heaters unattended and avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.

Be careful turning water back on. Once pipes are thawed, slowly turn the water back on and check pipes and joints for any cracks or leaks that might have been caused by freezing.

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