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The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for today, Friday, Jan. 8. 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 today, Friday, Jan. 8; vehicles must be parked on the odd number sides of the streets.

The City’s emergency sirens will sound at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Snow Emergency Days to remind residents to move their vehicles.   
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 Streets and Sanitation, (847) 866-2940, or

For updates on Evanston’s snow situation, tune in right here at 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. 

Additional snow resources here and printable information here.