Evanston city officials now say they expect light snow to start falling about 10 p.m. tonight, and they’re asking residents to move cars off the the streets, if possible, to allow for curb-to-curb cleaning.

The storm is arriving before the seasonal start of snow parking regulations on Dec. 1, so typical snow route and snow emergency parking rules won’t be in effect.

Jim Maiworm of the city’s Public Works Agency says snowfall rates will intensify after midnight with the first one inch down by 2 or 3 a.m.


As of now, he says, forecasts indicate that most of the accumulating snowfall should be over by noon Saturday, with flurries and light snow showers until 3 p.m. or so.

Total snowfall on pavement is anticipated to be between two and four inches with maybe higher totals on grassy surfaces. There are still many limiting meteorological factors that may limit the amount of snowfall Evanston receives, Maiworm says, so this event will still need to be monitored closely.

The Public Works Agency has all snow and ice equipment prepared and staff has been alerted. Snow operations will begin at 9 p.m. tonight and will continue around the clock until completion.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. After it starts snowing

    I'm sure they'll start putting salt down after it starts snowing so that it does nothing. 

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