City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has given periodic updates about how cold weather is affecting Evanston residents and what is being done to help them.
This morning Mr. Bobkiewicz reported: ComEd reporting three power outages, each affecting fewer than 100 customers. There are currently 3 power outages: 41 customers in the 23&2400 blocks of Bradley, 900 blocks of Pitner, McDaniel & Fowler. Off since 4:00 AM; 21 customers in the 900 block of Noyes and 2200 block of Maple. Off since 7:00 AM; 1 customer at 2527 Oakton. Off since 7:00 AM
Police Department and Health & Human Services Department are assisting affected families with transportation and other resources, as needed.
Several small water main breaks have been reported, affecting primarily single-family residences. City crews have been dispatched to fix.
Just after noon, Mr. Bobkiewicz reported the following:
Two to three inches of snow is expected on Thursday evening as temperatures begin to rise.
The Fire Department has responded to 14 calls for service so far today.
Six community members are staying warm at the Levy Center and two children are participating in drop-in activities at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.
Several entrance/exit gates at the Sherman Plaza parking garage are stuck. Staff have opened them manually and are allowing vehicles to enter and exit. A burst water pipe at Optima Towers has not impacted parking at the Maple Avenue garage.
All outstanding heating issues at City facilities have been resolved. There are no major Public Works issues to report at this time.
The elevator at the CTA Davis station has been repaired, but the elevator at the Howard Street station is now out of service.
Public schools will be closed again tomorrow, Jan. 30.