Edgar Cano, who runs snow removal operations for Evanston, says the storm that’s started in the city this morning “is looking like a very impressive event” with up to 15 inches of snow expected by noon Tuesday.

He says the major storm that’s blowing across the Midwest will give us 4 to 5 inches of snow between 3 p.m. today and 4 a.m. Tuesday. Lake effect snow that’s already begun to fall will add another 7 to 10 inches to the total by the time it tapers off around noon Tuesday.

“Along with high accumulation we will be battling cold temps in the low teens and high wind gusts that can cause blowing and drifting,” Cano says. This is looking like a very impressive event.

Wind gusts of 20 to 28 miles per hour are possible and Temperatures will range from 10 to 18 degrees throughout the event and then drop to single digits Wednesday night.

Cano says crews are plowing and spreading as needed and have been scheduled throughout the storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning saying travel will be dangerous with low visibility, heavy snow and cold temperatures.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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