Public Works Director David Jennings says snow emergency parking regulations will be in effect in Evanston this weekend.

2000-block of Ridge

Both the sidewalk and street in the 2000 block of Ridge Avenue were in reasonably good shape around 10 o’clock this morning. How are conditions where you live? Add your comments below.

That means:

  • Parking on snow routes is banned from 11 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Saturday
  • Parking on the even-numbered side of side streets is banned from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Parking on the odd-numbered side of side streets is banned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Signs are posted on streets affected by these regulations. Cars that aren’t moved will be subject to being ticketed and towed.

Jennings says the city received about six inches of snow in today’s storm.

He says temperatures are expected to dip to about 15 degrees tonight and 10 degrees both Saturday and Sunday nights so it is important to remove the icy buildup so people can get to their cars safely and also get out of their parking spaces.

The public works director also urged residents to keep a full 36 inch width on sidewalks clear of ice and snow. “This makes your sidewalk accessible for the elderly and disabled,” he said.

Also, Jennings added, “This is a heavy wet snow – know your limitations when shoveling and stay safe.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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