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Snow to hamper evening commute

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Snow is expected in Evanston starting around mid-afternoon — just in time to interfere with the evening commute.

Edgar Cano, public services bureau chief for the city, says we could get a half to three-quarters of an inch of snow per hour during rush hour, but the storm is expected to end by around 10:30 p.m. after dropping a total of two to four inches on us.

Cano says a parking ban may be needed for Tuesday night into Wednesday, depending on how much snow the storm leaves behind.

In the meantime, crews are scheduled to be on duty for the duration of the storm and cleanup.


Update 10:30 a.m.: Because of temperatures that are expected to fall to as low as 7 degrees overning, Interfaith Action of Evanston will open an overnight warming shelter tonight at 9 p,m,, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood St. The shelter entrance is on the Maple Avenue side of the building.

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