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Roads Should Be In ‘Very Good Shape’ By Game Time

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Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation snow fighting truck (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (STMW) - The city has sent almost 175 snow-fighting trucks onto the streets to treat main roads after an early Sunday lake effect snow storm.

The city’s Department of Streets & Sanitation deployed 174 snow-fighting trucks about 5 a.m. to patrol the city’s main streets and Lake Shore Drive after an early Sunday storm moved into Chicago, according to spokesman Matt Smith.

The storm brought between one and three inches of snow over a three-hour period.

Trucks had extensive work to do between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., when snow began to lighten up. This tapering off of the system allowed the trucks to get caught up, according to a release from Streets & San.

As of 9:30 a.m., snow fighting equipment is keeping main routes and Lake Shore Drive moving well and there are plans to move to the side streets later this morning.

Roads should be in very good shape by the 2 p.m. game time, but because temperatures may not get any higher than 18 degrees, motorists are advised to drive with caution, the release said.

The National Weather Service said winds of 10 miles per hour will create wind chill values as low as minus-five degrees.

There is a chance of flurries early Monday that could become significant.

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