Chicago Shovels

The 'You Name a Snowplow' Contest is open to Chicago residents, who were encouraged to use their creativity to submit snowplow names by January 6, 2023. 

The City has gathered names from the submissions, and chosen 50 final snowplow names featured below. Beginning January 15, 2023, residents are encouraged to vote for up to six names of their choice by January 31, 2023.

The top six names with the most votes will be featured on one snowplow in each of the City's six snow districts

Plow Tracker Snow Flake Ruler in snow arrow pointing to two inches Two Truck
Plow Tracker Winter Apps Winter Snow Parking Restrictions Was My Car Towed or Relocated?
See where City snow plows are in real-time Useful digital apps created by Chicago developers Information about streets having 2" snow route & overnight parking restrictions.

Can't find your car? This site will help if it has been towed or relocated by the City.


Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winter resources and to help all Chicagoans navigate winter.

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