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Parts of Evanston Receive 5 Inches of Snow

Lake effect snow takes aim at city's north side. South side relatively unscathed.

The following information was provided by the City of Evanston:

The snow last night, December 27, dumped five inches on the north side of Evanston and a half inch on the south side of Evanston. This is one of the freak things about lake effect snow*. There were no snow parking bans issued. All main roads are clear and work has begun in side streets and will continue all day. The City of Evanston's Public Works Department will have crews working overnight to do additional clean up if necessary. Extra crews will be added to the North side areas impacted the most. There are several streets that were too narrow for the large city trucks to get down last night that will be plowed this morning.

Residents, landlords and business owners are reminded to keep all sidewalks and common areas clear of snow and ice. Update to follow as needed. In the event of a declaration of a snow route parking ban or snow emergency, the city will issue it on the city's website and send out a notice via its list serves, text message alerts, Facebook, Twitter, AM1650 and cable channel 16. To learn more about snow removal operations in the City of Evanston or how you can sign up for email or text message alerts, visit www.cityofevanston.org/snow or call 3-1-1.

*Lake effect snows occur when a mass of sufficiently cold air moves over a body of warmer water, creating an unstable temperature profile in the atmosphere. As a result, clouds build over the lake and eventually develop into snow showers and squalls as they move downwind. The intensity of lake effect snow is increased when higher elevations downwind of the lake force the cold, snow-producing air to rise even further. More on lake effect snow here>>>

lucas December 28, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I live in South Evanston. Whose ruler only came up with a 1/2" of snow. So South Evanston can wait for it to melt. Sort of like the library mess. North side keeps there's Southside will get one someday
John C Thomson December 28, 2012 at 09:43 PM
hahahahahahahahahahaha thats all I need to say from South Evanston.
Richard M. Kuntz December 30, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Excellent point. South will now have a branch again but thanks only to the volunteers who kept the Twig open, no thanks to the Citynand the alderman who failed to support the old South Branch.
lucas December 30, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Perhaps someone from the City or Patch can stop the Twig and learn how to measure. Or volunteer to shovel that 1/2". Funny they didn't bother to correct the story

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