Evanston officials have issued a snow route parking ban for tonight. That means parking will be prohibited on posted snow routes from 11 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Monday morning.
James Maiworm of the city’s Public Works Agency says the ban will give overnight crews a chance to clear all parking and bike lanes curb-to-curb.
Maiworm says Evanston received 2.1 inches of snow overnight. It’s 4 degrees now in Evanston and although we’ll have bright sunshine most of the day the temperature is not expected to rise above the single digits.
Temperatures are expected to gradually warm up, reaching the freezing mark by midweek.
Maiworm says cleanup operations will continue today with the focus on residential streets. Plows will clear residential streets curb to curb as best as possible and may make repeated rounds down streets looking for open parking areas to clear.
“Well Done” to Mr. Malworm and the Streets and San people who clear the snow. There was a time, not too many years ago, when after an overnight snow there would still be slush on the main streets when dawn came. The difference between Evanston and surrounding cities was noticeable: cross any border into Chicago, Wilmette, or Skokie and suddenly the pavement was clear although wet. Now, one wakes up an the main streets are just wet like all others. And even some of the residential streets show signs of a plow having passed through in the night.
All in all, after a storm, people can actually get around. Keep up the good work.
PS: I know this will come as a shock to all the usual complainers who take keyboard in hand to vent. But sometimes there is good news too!
Snow Removal – Great Job
I second your "well done" to James Maiworm and his crew. The only comment I would make is regarding the plowing in of curbs. Our neighbors regularly shovel the curb open, but the plows come by and push them shut again. This almost always turns into a frozen pile of slush which most of us can step/climb over, but the folks in our community who are unable to walk unassisted are having difficulty getting over these piles of ice and end up traveling in the street. How can this problem be resolved?
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