Up to two inches of new snow this evening


Evanston city officials say the snow that started falling earlier this afternoon is now expected to total between one and two inches before it starts tapering off around 8 tonight.

Streets and Sanitation Superintendent James Maiworm says the city is adding extra crews to assist in managing the storm thru the rush hour.

Roads in and around the downtown area are slushy as the heavy, wet snow continues to fall.

Update 9:10 p.m.: The heaviest of the snow accumulation is over. Light snow/ flurries will continue on and off until midnight with lighter accumulations possible.

As of 6:45p.m. 1.7 inches of snow was measured in the Public Works Yard.

Maiworm says public works crews expect to have all the main and secondary roads clear and side streets passable for the morning rush hour, with cleanup continuing through the day Friday on residential streets.

No parking restrictions are expected at this time.

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