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Snow Plows Hit The Streets As Snow Begins To Fall

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Snowplows are at work on Chicago streets and tollways as snow falls during Wednesday’s evening commute.

The Chicago area could get as much as an inch of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. The snow could reduce visibility to under a mile at times.

The city has deployed 199 plows onto Lake Shore Drive and the main routes, and drivers are advised to be cautious.

The Illinois Tollway has also deployed its full fleet of 182 trucks.

“While our roads are now clear and wet, dropping temperatures may impact roadway conditions this evening, and we are urging our customers to travel with caution,” Illinois Tollway Director Kristi Lafleur said in a release.

Cold temperatures are hitting the city along with snow — the wind chill will be as low as minus-1 degree Wednesday night with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, according to the weather service. The high Thursday is only expected to reach 18 degrees and more flurries are possible.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)