Snow Parking Regulations Begin December 1, Sign Up for Snow Alert Notifications

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department reminds residents that the City’s snow parking regulations go into effect Monday, December 1. With record snowfall and freezing temperatures last winter, community members are encouraged to sign up for text message or e-mail notifications to receive courtesy Snow Route Parking Ban and Snow Emergency alerts.

To sign up, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org/snow and enter your mobile number in the right column. If you wish to receive email notifications, click on the link located lower in the box. Motorists can also subscribe with their mobile phone by texting “COE SNOW” to 468311. 

For information in real time, text “SNOW” to 847-448-4311. All methods of notification are strictly a courtesy; motorists should abide by the posted street signs. 

What is a Snow Route Parking Ban?

A Snow Route Parking Ban can be implemented after an accumulation of two or more inches of snow on main thoroughfares that are designated as “Snow Routes,” as these roads are cleared first. Permanent red, white and blue signs are posted to indicate that parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. once a Snow Route Parking Ban has been declared. The City will sound emergency sirens at 8:15 p.m. to alert residents of the parking ban, which can be in effect for more than one night depending on conditions. For a map of the Snow Routes, click here>>>.

During this time, residents should abide by the street signs as snow plows may need to make multiple passes to clear the road. Residents who move their vehicle to another street are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that street as well. Violating the Snow Route Parking Ban can result in a fine plus towing and storage charges.

What is a Snow Emergency?

A Snow Emergency can be called after an accumulation of four or more inches of snow, and applies to residential streets that are NOT designated as “Snow Routes.” The City will sound emergency sirens at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to alert residents of the Snow Emergency.

Residents are reminded NOT to park on the even side of streets on even days or on the odd side of streets on odd days between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on most residential streets. Please follow the posted red, white and blue signs since streets are plowed over a two-day period and Snow Emergencies can be extended if conditions warrant it.

If a street is not plowed during a Snow Emergency, please report it by calling/texting 847-448-4311 or online at cityofevanston.org/311. All requests for missed snow removal received before 4 p.m. on the day of the Snow Emergency will have their street plowed by 6 p.m. that day.

Cars parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing. If towed, the resident’s car will be returned to the vicinity from which it was towed (within a one block radius).

Please note: Residential snow removal operations will be conducted even if a snow emergency has not been declared. Whenever there is accumulated snow, if residents are able to voluntarily abide by the odd/even parking protocol, their street will be cleared more effectively.  

The City’s snow parking regulations ends on Tuesday, March 31. To learn more about procedures during heavy snow fall, visit cityofevanston.org/snow

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department reminds residents that the City’s snow parking regulations go into effect Monday, December 1. With record snowfall and freezing temperatures last winter, community members are encouraged to sign up for text message or e-mail notifications to receive courtesy Snow Route Parking Ban and Snow Emergency alerts.

To sign up, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org/snow and enter your mobile number in the right column. If you wish to receive email notifications, click on the link located lower in the box. Motorists can also subscribe with their mobile phone by texting “COE SNOW” to 468311. 

For information in real time, text “SNOW” to 847-448-4311. All methods of notification are strictly a courtesy; motorists should abide by the posted street signs. 

What is a Snow Route Parking Ban?

A Snow Route Parking Ban can be implemented after an accumulation of two or more inches of snow on main thoroughfares that are designated as “Snow Routes,” as these roads are cleared first. Permanent red, white and blue signs are posted to indicate that parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. once a Snow Route Parking Ban has been declared. The City will sound emergency sirens at 8:15 p.m. to alert residents of the parking ban, which can be in effect for more than one night depending on conditions. For a map of the Snow Routes, click here>>>.

During this time, residents should abide by the street signs as snow plows may need to make multiple passes to clear the road. Residents who move their vehicle to another street are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that street as well. Violating the Snow Route Parking Ban can result in a fine plus towing and storage charges.

What is a Snow Emergency?

A Snow Emergency can be called after an accumulation of four or more inches of snow, and applies to residential streets that are NOT designated as “Snow Routes.” The City will sound emergency sirens at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to alert residents of the Snow Emergency.

Residents are reminded NOT to park on the even side of streets on even days or on the odd side of streets on odd days between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on most residential streets. Please follow the posted red, white and blue signs since streets are plowed over a two-day period and Snow Emergencies can be extended if conditions warrant it.

If a street is not plowed during a Snow Emergency, please report it by calling/texting 847-448-4311 or online at cityofevanston.org/311. All requests for missed snow removal received before 4 p.m. on the day of the Snow Emergency will have their street plowed by 6 p.m. that day.

Cars parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing. If towed, the resident’s car will be returned to the vicinity from which it was towed (within a one block radius).

Please note: Residential snow removal operations will be conducted even if a snow emergency has not been declared. Whenever there is accumulated snow, if residents are able to voluntarily abide by the odd/even parking protocol, their street will be cleared more effectively.  

The City’s snow parking regulations ends on Tuesday, March 31. To learn more about procedures during heavy snow fall, visit cityofevanston.org/snow

The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department reminds residents that the City’s snow parking regulations go into effect Monday, December 1. With record snowfall and freezing temperatures last winter, community members are encouraged to sign up for text message or e-mail notifications to receive courtesy Snow Route Parking Ban and Snow Emergency alerts.

To sign up, call 847-448-4311 or visit cityofevanston.org/snow and enter your mobile number in the right column. If you wish to receive email notifications, click on the link located lower in the box. Motorists can also subscribe with their mobile phone by texting “COE SNOW” to 468311. 

For information in real time, text “SNOW” to 847-448-4311. All methods of notification are strictly a courtesy; motorists should abide by the posted street signs. 

What is a Snow Route Parking Ban?

A Snow Route Parking Ban can be implemented after an accumulation of two or more inches of snow on main thoroughfares that are designated as “Snow Routes,” as these roads are cleared first. Permanent red, white and blue signs are posted to indicate that parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. once a Snow Route Parking Ban has been declared. The City will sound emergency sirens at 8:15 p.m. to alert residents of the parking ban, which can be in effect for more than one night depending on conditions. For a map of the Snow Routes, click here>>>.

During this time, residents should abide by the street signs as snow plows may need to make multiple passes to clear the road. Residents who move their vehicle to another street are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that street as well. Violating the Snow Route Parking Ban can result in a fine plus towing and storage charges.

What is a Snow Emergency?

A Snow Emergency can be called after an accumulation of four or more inches of snow, and applies to residential streets that are NOT designated as “Snow Routes.” The City will sound emergency sirens at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to alert residents of the Snow Emergency.

Residents are reminded NOT to park on the even side of streets on even days or on the odd side of streets on odd days between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on most residential streets. Please follow the posted red, white and blue signs since streets are plowed over a two-day period and Snow Emergencies can be extended if conditions warrant it.

If a street is not plowed during a Snow Emergency, please report it by calling/texting 847-448-4311 or online at cityofevanston.org/311. All requests for missed snow removal received before 4 p.m. on the day of the Snow Emergency will have their street plowed by 6 p.m. that day.

Cars parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing. If towed, the resident’s car will be returned to the vicinity from which it was towed (within a one block radius).

Please note: Residential snow removal operations will be conducted even if a snow emergency has not been declared. Whenever there is accumulated snow, if residents are able to voluntarily abide by the odd/even parking protocol, their street will be cleared more effectively.  

The City’s snow parking regulations ends on Tuesday, March 31. To learn more about procedures during heavy snow fall, visit cityofevanston.org/snow