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1/7/2014 9:51:00 AM
City's Severe Weather Update, Jan. 6: Parking Restrictions, Refuse Pick-ups and More
Submitted by the City of Evanston

Snow and Severe Weather Update Jan. 6, 2014

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Snow Parking Restrictions - Voluntary Compliance Requested


Parking restrictions are not in effect for today or tomorrow, January 6 and 7, 2014.


Due to the frigid temperatures, the City has asked for voluntary even/odd compliance for Tuesday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 

On January 7, 2014, vehicles should be parked on the even-numbered side of the street, if possible. Most streets with parking on one side only now have permanent “ODD date” or “EVEN date” signs. This allows them to be plowed during snow emergencies or when voluntary compliance is requested.

Refuse and Recycling Pick-up Operating on One-day Delay

Due to extreme temperatures, residential refuse, recycling and special pick-up collections will operate on a one-day delay all week. Monday's scheduled collection will occur on Tuesday. Details here.

Volunteers Sought for Snow Shoveling Assistance

The City of Evanston is looking to connect individuals who are willing to help shovel sidewalks and driveways to seniors and the disabled in Evanston. Get more details and volunteer >>>

Call 3-1-1 

The 311 Center will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please call 311 (or 847-488-4311 outside Evanston) for information and to report any issues.

Take Precautions to Prevent Water Line Freezing 

During cold weather, property owners should take precautions to prevent the water service line from freezing: 

  • Insulate or wrap UL-listed heat tape around water pipes.
  • Keep cabinet doors open under kitchen and bathroom sinks overnight. 
  • Run water at a small trickle. 
  • Set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees.

The City of Evanston Utilities Department Director Dave Stoneback gave cold weather tips in an interview. If you have a problem with your water line, follow the tips posted here or call 311 (847-448-4311).

Warming Centers Available and Cold Weather Tips

Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St., will be open overnight on Monday evening. People who need transportation to warming shelters should contact 311. Please follow these tips to stay safe.

 For updates on Evanston's snow situation, tune in to AM1650, turn on Cable Channel 16, visit the City's web site,, visit the City's Facebook or Twitter feeds from its home page, sign up for e-News alerts on City's home page, call 847-864-SNOW for a recorded message or contact 311 (847-448-4311).

Morton Civic Center 

The Morton Civic Center and all City offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 7   

Additional snow resources:

Free Parking Extended

In order to have fewer cars on Evanston streets, free parking in the three downtown self-parking garages has been extended until Tuesday evening, January 7, at 11:59 p.m. Any cars in the garage after 11:59 p.m. on January 7 will be charged.  The garages are located at: 

  1. Sherman Plaza (821 Davis St.),
  2. Maple Ave. (1800 Maple Ave.) and
  3. Church St. (525 Church St.). 

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