Snow emergency parking rules in effect

Evanston officials have put snow emergency parking rules into effect for Thursday and Friday.

Snowfall totals in the city are now nearing 10 inches and snow fall rates have diminished -- but lake effect snow is expected to start early Thursday morning and continue through mid-afternoon.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says how much lake effect snow we'll get is hard to determine at this point -- but it could be several additional inches.

For Thursday residents should park on the odd-numbered  side of the street, and on the even-numbered side on Friday. The emergency parking rules will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The rules apply to residential streets that are not posted as snow routes.


Update 5:36 a.m. 1/2/14: The city will also have a snow route parking ban in effect from 11 p.m. tonight (Thursday) until 6 a.m. Friday. A map showing main roads affected by the overnight parking ban is available online.