Evanston snow plow crews are out tonight expecting up to another inch of new snow plus very strong winds that may lead to significant blowing and drifting snow.

The National Weather Service says we can expect temperatures to fall to 2 below zero overnight and then head down to 15 below by Monday night.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm  says all roads have been plowed and main streets and secondary’s are wet.

“We anticipate roads to become snow covered in spots due to drifting and blowing snow and with the rapid significant drop in temperatures roads may be slippery for tomorrow morning’s rush hour, ” Maiworm says, so a large crew of plow drivers will be working overnight.

Evanston public schools will be closed Monday.

But all City of Evanston facilities, including libraries and recreation centers, will be open and can be used as warming shelters during regular hours. The City Council will meet as scheduled Monday night.

However, the city daycare program at the Robert Crown Community Center and preschool at the Chandler-Newberger Center will both be closed and city-run tennis classes at ETHS have been cancelled.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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