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City crews are out spreading brine on Evanston roads this morning in anticipation of a storm that’s expected to deliver some fresh snow starting this evening.

Edgar Cano of the city’s Public Works Agency says we could get two to three inches of snow from this evening through Friday morning.

By midnight tonight, Cano says, we could see less than an of snow with another almost two inches possible by 8 a.m. Thursday.

Then the snow is expected to taper off, ending by Friday morning.

He says we could also get just a dusting of new snow on Saturday and Sunday.

While the snow here in Evanston isn’t expected to start until after this afternoon’s rush hour, the National Weather Service says it could affect the heading-home commute elsewhere in the metro area.


Update 3:50 p.m.: Parking restrictions are not in effect at this time, but city officials say residents can help Public Works crews by voluntarily avoiding parking on main thoroughfares posted as snow routes tonight. That can help reduce the need for enforced parking restrictions in the days ahead. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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