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Snow Emergency Declared for Evanston

Parking will be restricted between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and a snow route parking ban is in effect Thursday.

Credit: City of Evanston
Credit: City of Evanston
The following is from the City of Evanston:

The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Emergency between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3, 2014 and a Snow Route Parking Ban for Thursday, January 2. 

SNOW EMERGENCY
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 sides of the street on January 2; vehicles must be parked on the odd number sides of the streets.

** Parking is NOT allowed on the odd-numbered sides of the street on January 3; vehicles must be parked on the even number side of the streets.

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 a $55 ticket and a $150 towing fine.

When community members move their cars to nearby side streets, they are reminded to follow the snow clearing regulations for that side street. Most streets with parking on one side only now have permanent "ODD" or "EVEN" date signs that allow them to be plowed during snow emergencies.

SNOW ROUTE PARKING BAN
The City of Evanston has declared a Snow Route Parking Ban for Thursday, January 2. 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 on nights snow route parking bans are in effect after an accumulation of two inches of snow.

During the Snow Route Parking Ban, main thoroughfares in Evanston designated as Snow Routes will be cleared first, and parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. on January 2 and 6 a.m. onJanuary 3. See map here

Even if plows have been through, snow removal operations may require return visits by city trucks. The fine for violating the Snow Route Parking ban is $55 plus 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.

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/Twitter/City Blog from its home page, sign up for e-News alerts on City's home page or call 847-864-SNOW for a recorded message.

Additional snow resources www.cityofevanston.org/snow.

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