The National Weather Service says Evanston is likely to get five to 10 inches of snow tonight and Sunday.

Evanston officials are not issuing a snow-route parking ban tonight, but are posting no parking signs for snow removal operations along the following main roads:

  • Central Street from Eastwood to Hartrey avenues.
  • Noyes Street from Sherman to Maple avenues.
  • Howard Street from Ridge to Custer avenues.
  • Main Street from Hinman to Maple avenues.

The city will also be towing cars from downtown streets where night parking restrictions regularly exist.  

Public Works Director Suzette Robinson says that snow removal work continues to delay scheduled Thursday recycling collections, but those will be completed on Sunday.

Friday night and early Saturday crews cleared and hauled snow from the downtown Evanston along the following corridors:

  • Benson Avenue from Elgin to Davis streets.
  • Clark Street from Orrington to Sherman avenues.
  • Davis Street from Chicago to Ridge avenues.
  • Church Street from Oak to Orrington avenues.
  • Maple Avenue from Clark to Church streets.
  • Sherman Avenue from Clark to Davis streets.

Today crews continued to clear snow from primary and residential streets where needed, Robinson says, and crews cleaned-up parking lots and sidewalks.

Public works crews are ready to handle any additional snow and will continue hauling and clean-up in the north and south business districts overnight, and then along Chicago Avenue and Dempster Street on Sunday.

All forecasts predict subzero temperatures for early next week which will make it virtually impossible to clean and haul snow from lots and sidewalk areas, Robinson added.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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