Snow began falling this morning at about 4:45 a.m. City of Evanston crews were on the street at 5 a.m. focusing on primary streets and around schools.  City crews have now shifted to the day crew and have deployed 14 large and small trucks to begin cleanup.

The forecast for the rest of the day calls for diminishing snow that should end around 8:30 a.m. Some flurries and snow showers are still expected today with another possible dusting this evening.

Current snowfall in Evanston is .75” with not much additional accumulation expected. The Sunday forecast may offer a chance for freezing rain and city crews will be monitoring that closely.

Homeowners and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after ANY snowfall. If snow is packed and difficult to remove, please use salt or sand to make sidewalks passable. Landlords are responsible for keeping sidewalks, parking lots and all common areas, including open stairwells, free from all hazardous conditions at all times. 

Sidewalks should be completely cleared to allow everyone to travel freely using the sidewalks instead of the street. Removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks, curb cuts and parking lots can help prevent accidents and injuries. Also be aware of elderly or disabled neighbors who cannot shovel their own walks and offer to help.