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Snow Parking Restrictions February 9-11
Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Fri., Feb. 9; Snow Emergency for Sat., Feb. 10, Sun., Feb. 11
The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for tonight, Fri., Feb. 9 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and a Snow Emergency for side streets on Sat., Feb. 10 and Sun., Feb. 11 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Community members are requested to park according to the posted street signs to allow the City to effectively clear the snow.
To assist plowing operations and to make parking more convenient for residents, the City, both school districts and Northwestern University are allowing residents to park in their lots or garages during specific times this weekend (details below).
Snow Route Parking Ban
Streets that are affected during snow emergencies are those with parking on both sides which are not posted as Snow Routes. Most streets with parking on one side only now have permanent “ODD date” or “EVEN date” signs. This allows them to be plowed during snow emergencies.
During a Snow Emergency, vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing. If towed, cars will be returned to the vicinity from which they were towed.
During that time, anyone can park inside these Northwestern garages for free, and all parking access gate arms will be raised throughout the snow emergency. Those who choose to use the garages are asked to follow all designated parking signage within the facilities.
All vehicles without a Northwestern permit should vacate the North and South Parking Garages before 6 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 12, to ensure the garages are available for normal daily use.
As a reminder, daily parking in the North and South Parking Garages for those without a current permit is available for $8. Daily parking can be paid for at pay stations located in each elevator lobby. For more information on the North and South Parking Garages and other on-campus parking details, please visit the Northwestern Transportation and Parking website at northwestern.edu/transportation-parking/index.html.
Northwestern Parking Garage locations:
Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after a snowfall of four inches or more. When shoveling a sidewalk, please clear a path that is at least 36 inches wide. Landlords are responsible for keeping sidewalks, parking lots and all common areas, including open stairwells, free from all hazardous conditions at all times.
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