It looks like we’ll have no let up in the snow until Friday. As of an hour ago the total for the storm in Evanston stood at 7-point-8 inches.

The National Weather Service says another one to three inches is likely tonight with another three to eight inches arriving on Thursday.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says the city has 25 trucks out plowing streets and additional equipment plowing parking lots and sidewalks.

“We have plowed main routes multiple times and most side streets at least once,” Maiworm says, adding, “We will continue to plow around the clock until the snow ends.”

He says he expects a snow emergency will be declared early Thursday, “which will give us the opportunity to clean the streets curb to curb.”

Temperatures are expected to hold steady tonight at about 22 degrees. On Thursday the temperature will fall to about 15 degrees and winds will be as high as 30 miles an hour as the lake effect snow blows over the area. Then Thursday night the temperature will drop to just above zero.

Mostly sunny, though, on Friday, but with continued cold and windy conditions.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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