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The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for Tuesday, January 21 and a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23, 2014.

SNOW ROUTE PARKING BAN 

The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for tonight, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Community members are requested to park according to the red, white and blue signs on the 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. 

During the Snow Route Parking Ban, 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. on Tuesday, January 21 through 6 a.m., Wednesday, January 22. 

Even if plows have been through, snow removal operations may require return visits by City trucks. During a Snow Route Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to ticketing, 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 (Even/Odd Side Parking Bans)

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 side of the streets on Wednesday, January 22; vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the streets. 

** Parking is NOT allowed on the odd-numbered side of the streets on Thursday, January 23; vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of the streets.  

** 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. 

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 ticketing and towing. 

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 and Twitter feeds from its home page, sign up for e-News alerts on the City’s home page, or call 847-864-SNOW for a recorded message. 

Additional snow resources www.cityofevanston.org/snow.