The National Weather Service says snow is expected to continue to fall on Evanston until noon today with another one to three inches expected to hit us.

City crews are working to clear the streets and the city is offering free parking in its three downtown garages through Monday night to help reduce the number of cars parked on the street.

It appears that the city received at least four inches of snow overnight.

Edgar Cano of the city’s Public Works Agency says crews are focusing on clearing main thoroughfares for now and will switch to residential streets when conditions allow.

City officials say they anticipate that a snow route parking ban will be imposed on major streets from 11 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

And snow emergency parking restrictions are expected during the day on Sunday and Monday. That would mean no parking on the even-numbered side of streets on Sunday and on the odd-numbered side on Monday.

More snow is expected to hit this evening, with an additional one to two inches expected overnight.

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood advisory that will be in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday. Inshore winds of 30 to 35 miles per hour are expected to produce waves of 7 to 10 feet causing minor flooding along the shoreline.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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