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Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Tonight, Feb. 9th

The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for tonight, Tuesday, February 9th. 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 to alert community members to move their cars at 8:15 p.m. 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 will be cleared first, and parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. February 9th and 6 a.m. February 10th.

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.

Snow Emergency in Effect Wednesday, Feb. 10th and Thursday, Feb. 11th

The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February  11th. Snow Emergencies apply to residential streets posted as Snow Routes.

Parking is NOT allowed on the even-numbered sides of the street on Wednesday, February 10th; 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. 
 
Cars parked illegally during Snow Emergencies are subject to a $35 ticket or 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 publicworks@cityofevanston.org.

For updates on Evanston’s snow situation, tune in right here at AM1650, turn on Cable Channel 16, visit the City’s web site, www.cityofevanston.org, 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.