The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for tonight, Friday, January 20, 2012. 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 p.m. to 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. and 6 a.m. on Friday, January 20 through Saturday, January 21.

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.

Inquiries about snow removal should be directed to 3-1-1 or www.cityofevanston.org/311

For updates on Evanston’s snow situation, tune in to 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 for a recorded message. 

Additional snow resources www.cityofevanston.org/snow.