Evanston car owners don’t face snow emergency parking rules today. But city officials ask that where possible drivers avoid parking on the odd-numbered side of side streets so crews can plow closer to the curb.

The National Weather Service has issued a watch for another winter storm expected to hit the area from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

The weather service says that storm could come largely in the form of ice, although other forecasts suggest it will mainly be in the form of snow.

Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Suzette Eggleston says that tonight crews will remove snow from around the meters in shopping districts. “We
will be posting several locations for no parking from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m.
Thursday,” Eggleston says.

On Thursday, she says, “We would
appreciate it if you avoid parking on the even side of the street,” so crews can finish clearing the snow before the expected Thursday afternoon storm.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. snow parking regulations
    I appreciate that the ban wasn’t in effect… however am unsure as to why. There was clearly more than 2 inches accumulation and the roads definitely needed to be plowed. The signage posted along the streets state that we are not to park (on whichever side of the street) if 2 or more inches have fallen. By declaring that there is NOT a snow emergency but requesting nicely that people be courteous and move their cars it makes it all the more confusing. Are we to follow the signs or wait for something official from that dept? We already have challenges in Evanston with understanding the signage as has been talked about in this forum.

    1. Snow parking regulations
      Hi Lindy,
      The city website says that while the snow route parking ban applies after a 2-inch snowfall, it take 4 inches of snow before the city will declare a snow emergency requiring that cars be moved from side to side on the side streets.
      Apparently we didn’t quite get four inches earlier this week.
      — Bill

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