City officials say Evanston has gotten significantly more snow today than forecasts had predicted.
"In metrological terms this is called a forecast bust," says Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm.
"We currently have 1.75-inches of snow on the ground and can expect about a half inch more more before the snow tappers off at 8:30 p.m." He says that's expected to be followed just by light snow flurries overnight.
Maiworm says public works has just completed a shift change and has added extra personnel for cleanup overnight — starting with main roads and then moving onto residential streets.
"We expect cleanup to be completed overnight tonight. Our sidewalk cleanup crews will begin clean up at 2 a.m. and should have the downtown and center parking lots and sidewalks clear by rush hour Monday," he added.