Voluntary parking compliance requested

Evanston’s Public Works Agency continues to clear streets following more than two inches of snow accumulation.

With very cold temperatures in the forecast followed by the potential for more snow in the coming days, the City is requesting that residents voluntarily avoid parking on main thoroughfares posted as Snow Routes overnight tonight, from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Although parking restrictions are not in effect at this time, voluntarily complying with Snow Route parking restrictions tonight will help reduce the need for enforced parking restrictions in the days to come.

Be a good neighbor, shovel your sidewalks!

Don’t forget to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice to allow everyone, including seniors and those with disabilities, to travel safely.

Property owners and occupants are responsible for clearing sidewalks within 24 hours after any accumulation of snow or ice; paths must be at least 36 inches wide. This includes crosswalks and accessibility ramps.

Remove snow from your steps and driveway so that essential workers, including Post Office carriers, first responders, and delivery drivers who often carry packages and carts, have a clear path to safely approach homes and businesses.

All sidewalks and walkways on multi-family properties must be cleared.

If removing the snow is not possible, use salt or sand to eliminate the hazard.

Clear snow from around trash and recycling containers

Adopt a fire hydrant. Clear snow so that first responders can see and access it in the event of an emergency.

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...