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Many Come Out To Look At Blizzard’s Effects

Megan Schulz from Forest Park went out and built an igloo in front of her apartment.  (Credit: Megan Schultz)

Megan Schulz from Forest Park went out and built an igloo in front of her apartment. (Credit: Megan Schultz)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans slowly ventured out to see the results of the Blizzard of 2011, after the storm had finally ended.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, dozens of people had cameras in hand in Millennium Park to document the blizzard Wednesday afternoon.

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“I’ve gotten a lot of good, cool shots,” one shutterbug said.

Others tried their hand at a little more creativity.

“I’m trying to make a snowman. It’s not going well,” a man said, “because the snow is really bad for snowmanning. That’s a verb.”

The cabin fever was running rampant, and many people were glad to be outside.

“We were in too much. We were in since 2 yesterday afternoon,” said Mark Paulis.

Miriam Alzoobee of Raleigh, N.C., says she has never seen so much snow.

“I hear this doesn’t happen a lot in Chicago, so I’m pretty glad I got to see it,” she said.

Alfredo Manas is from the Caribbean. He just wanted to see what the hype was all about.

“I can’t believe all this snow. It’s cool,” Manas said.

The park’s ice rink was closed, another victim of several inches of snow but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the view and the calm after the storm.