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The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3, 2014 and a Snow Route Parking Ban for Thursday,January 2.
** Parking is NOT allowed on the even-numbered sides of the street on January 2; vehicles must be parked on the odd number sides of the streets.
** Parking is NOT allowed on the odd-numbered sides of the street on January 3; vehicles must be parked on the even number side 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 $55 ticket and a $150 towing fine.
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” or “EVEN” date signs that allow them to be plowed during snow emergencies.
SNOW ROUTE PARKING BAN
During the Snow Route Parking Ban, main thoroughfares in Evanston designated as Snow Routes will be cleared first, and parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. on January 2 and 6 a.m. on January 3. See map here.
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 $55 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 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 for a recorded message.
Additional snow resources www.cityofevanston.org/snow.