Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Overnight Saturday.

The city on Saturday canceled the planned snow emergency for Sunday and Monday.

Updated Saturday 1 p.m.:

The city has canceled the snow emergency planned for Sunday and Monday because only three inches of snow has fallen, much less than what had been anticipated.

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The following is a press release from the City of Evanston:

Due to large snowfall set to occur in Evanston overnight, a Snow Route Parking Ban has been declared for Saturday, Feb. 1st, beginning at 11 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Also, a Snow Emergency will be in effect between 8a.m. and 6p.m.on Sun., Feb. 2 and Mon., Feb. 3


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 on Sat. Feb. 1. Emergency sirens will sound at 8:15 p.m. to remind community members to move their cars.

During the Snow Route Parking Ban, main thoroughfares in Evanston designated as Snow Routes (maphere>>>) will be cleared first, and parking is illegal on these streets between 11 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 1through 6 a.m., Sun., Feb. 2.


Residents are required to park on the odd-numbered side of the streets on Sun., Feb. 2 and on the even-numbered side of the streets on Mon., Feb. 3. 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 or when voluntary compliance is requested.

For updates on the Snow Parking Ban and Snow Emergency, click here
For more information on snow parking regulations, visit www.cityofevanston.org/snow.

Free Parking

In order to have fewer cars on Evanston streets, free parking in the three downtown self-parking garages will be available from 5 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 31 until 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 3. Hours will be extended if needed.

The garages are located at: 

  1. Sherman Plaza (821 Davis St.)
  2. Maple Ave. (1800 Maple Ave.)
  3. Church St. (525 Church St.)
Call 3-1-1 

The 311 Center will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please call 311 (or 847-488-4311 outside Evanston) for information and to report any issues.

Volunteers Sought for Snow Shoveling Assistance

The City of Evanston is looking to connect individuals who are willing to help shovel sidewalks and driveways to seniors and the disabled in Evanston. Get more details and volunteer >>>

Neal H Levin February 01, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Is anyone else surprised by the fact that the City cancelled the Snow Emergency, meaning that folks will not have to clear the streets tomorrow morning so that the City can plow to the curbs. Our street is now nearly impassible because of how far into the street the cars are parking. I thought at first that the City was waiting for the temps to warm-up as most of that crud under the semi-parked cars was ice. Not sure I'm understanding the logic here.
jim February 01, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Its been this way all Winter. The streets around me are about the same as yours. I've contacted the Alderperson in past and never get response.


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