In Geneva, snow crews worked through the night to clear the city's main roads.
"They were in pretty good shape as of 8 a.m. this morning, so we didn’t have any major traffic problems as a result of snow" said Kevin Stahr, communications director for the city. "Our team got a real good jump on the snow storm."
Plows began working on residential areas Wednesday morning with the goal of clearing all streets by the afternoon.
On Monday, Geneva had about 610 tons of salt left in storage, Stahr said. The city received 400 tons of an 800-ton order Tuesday and expect the second half of the order to be delivered by the end of the week.
So far this winter, the city has used more than 3,000 tons to treat its streets, according to Stahr. On average, the city uses around 2,000 tons of salt.
Over the weekend, snow removal crews began mixing in sand with salt at a 1-2 ratio to "spread out (the) supply a little bit longer," Stahr said.
Like many others in the region, Geneva gets its salt as part of the Illinois Joint Purchasing Program, an initiative in which the state purchases materials in bulk for local municipalities.
The only other time the city has used sand to treat streets this season was one weekend in January when the National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for Kane County.
As of Monday, overtime costs for snow removal had exceeded the budgeted amount of $62,730 by nearly $46,000 for the current fiscal year, according to Stahr.