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3/5/2013 7:34:00 PM
City Declares Snow Emergency for March 6 and 7
Submitted by the City of Evanston

Snow Emergency (Even/Odd Side Parking Bans) Issued for March 6 and 7 in Addition to Tonight's Snow Route Parking Ban.

The City of Evanstonhas declared a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for both Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, 2013. Snow Emergencies apply to streets with parking on both sides which are not posted as Snow Routes.

Parking is NOT allowed on the even-numbered sides of the street on Wednesday, March 6; vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street.

Parking is NOT allowed on the odd-numbered sides of the street on Thursday, March 7; vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of the street.

The city’s emergency sirens will sound at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Snow Emergency Days.

Cars parked illegally during Snow Emergencies are subject to a $35 ticket and a towing fine of $100.

When community members move their cars to nearby side streets, they are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that side street.

Most streets with parking on one side only now have permanent “ODD date” or “EVEN date” signs that allow them to be plowed during snow emergencies.

Inquiries about snow removal should be directed to 3-1-1or

For updates on Evanston's snow situation, tune in to AM1650, turn on Cable Channel 16, visit the City's web site,, visit the City's Facebook/Twitter/City Blog from its home page, sign up for e-News alerts on City's home page or call (847) 864-SNOW for a recorded message. Additional snow resources

Snow Route Parking Ban Issued for March 5

The City of Evanstonhas declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for tonight, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Community members are requested to park according to the red, white and blue signs on their streets to allow the city to effectively clear the snow. Emergency sirens will sound at 8:15 remind community members to move their cars on nights snow route parking bans are in effect after an accumulation of two inches of snow.

During the Snow Route Parking Ban tonight, main thoroughfares in Evanston designated as Snow Routes (map here>>>) will be cleared first, and parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 through 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 6.

Even if plows have been through, snow removal operations may require return visits by city trucks. The fine for violating the Snow Route Parking ban is $50 plus towing and storage charges.

When community members move their cars to nearby side streets, they are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that side street

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