Snow fell at a rate of over an inch an hour overnight as a band of lake effect snow swept off Lake Michigan and dumped over six inches of snow on Evanston in just four hours.
Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says white out conditions were experienced during the height of the snowfall.
Public Works crews are now re-plowing and opening the main roads back up, Maiworm says, adding that they will then make a pass through residential streets to allow residents to get to work and school.
Extra crews were brought in to assist with the cleanup.
The National Weather Service says it will be cold today, with a high only around 11 degrees and blustery, with a north northwest wind 20 to 25 miles per hour decreasing to 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
And we could get another inch of show on Wednesday.