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Snow has started slowly this morning, but Evanston officials expect it to pick up in intensity later in the morning and snow heavily until about 7 p.m.

The snow is expected to taper off to light snow from 7 to 9 p.m. and then snow showers and flurries after that.

Storm total snowfall in Evanston is expected to be six to eight inches.

Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says public works crews have already salted the main and secondary roads and will work on the side streets this morning.

Once the heavier snow begins to fall, crews will be dedicated to both the main roads and residential streets in an effort to keep roads open and passable.

Snow-fall rates will be heavy, more than an inch per hour at times, which will make it hard to keep up during the heavier bands of snow.

This afternoon, Maiworm says, the Public Works Department is prepared to mobilize extra equipment and manpower should it be needed to clear the roads for rush hour.

Parking restrictions are still expected to be needed later tonight and the next couple of days. Decisions about restrictions will be made later today.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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2 Comments

  1. How nice of them

    How nice of them to implement a parking ban AFTER the majority of the snow has fallen, when cars won't be able to find new parking, and the parking that will be available will be covered with snow, making it impossible to park there

  2. Really?

    Impossible?  Really?

    Moreover, this report was posted at 9:04 AM, and even says in the last line:

    "Parking restrictions are still expected to be needed later tonight and the next couple of days. Decisions about restrictions will be made later today."

    Shouldn't we just count on parking restrictions before/during/immediately after big snowfalls?  Is this a new practice?  Anyone shocked?

    I think you just wanted a reason to complain.  Don't worry…Spring will be here soon.  Then you can complain about the ads piled up on your doorstep.

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