A view of downtown Evanston looking south as snow falls about 8 a.m. Monday. (Jeff Hirsh photo)

The National Weather Service says we can expect two to three inches of snow by noon Monday from a storm that started about 3 a.m.

City of Evanston snow emergency on-street parking restrictions are in effect for Monday and Tuesday.

If you need a place to get your car off the street, the city is offering free parking at a number of locations through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

Those sites include the Maple Avenue garage downtown, ETHS Parking Lot 1A and the following city surface parking lots:

  • Lot 3, 1700 Chicago Ave.
  • Lot 4, Central Street at Stewart Avenue (metered spaces only)
  • Lot 16, 800/900 Noyes St. at the CTA tracks
  • Lot 24, 727 Main St.
  • Lot 25, 1614 Maple Ave. (metered spaces only)
  • Lot 27, 1621 Oak Ave.
  • Lot 51, 927 Noyes St. (metered spaces only)
  • Lot 54, Central Street Metra Station
  • James Park, between the west field house and the hill, as well as the south lot near the CTA tracks (NOT the Levy Center parking lot)

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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