Blizzard 2011

ComEd Power Yard

ComEd Details Improvements To Storm Response Process

One year after the high winds and snow from the blizzard of 2011 pummeled its service territory, Commonwealth Edison on Sunday announced a number of steps taken and investments made to enhance its storm response process.


Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

Quinn Wants Feds To Help Pay For Storm Response

Gov. Quinn on Monday sent a formal request to the White House asking that 60 counties be declared federal disaster areas to help local governments recover from the blizzard that impacted much of the state.


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Blizzard Snow Forces Students On The Street

As a parent, would you feel comfortable knowing your kids were walking to school in the street, just inches from passing cars?

CBS 2–02/08/2011

Photo Of Red Light Camera Enforcement Sign. (AP Photo)

Caught Running Red Light During Blizzard? No Problem

The City of Chicago Tuesday decided to give a pass to those caught by red light cameras during last week’s blizzard.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2011

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Family Sues After Man Killed During Blizzard Cleanup

The family of a man fatally struck by a snow removal truck last week filed a lawsuit Monday against the City of Chicago and the truck driver.



School Busing, City Services Resume

The snow days are over, and it’s time for the City that Works to get moving again.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2011


Church Leaders Vow ‘We Will Rebuild’

Leaders of a historic West Side church said they will rebuild after a piece of their history came tumbling down during the blizzard of 2011.

CBS 2–02/06/2011

Brutal Cold

Bitter Wind Chills Follow ‘Crippling’ Blizzard

The blizzard is over, but conditions in Chicago are now miserable in another way.


Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Problems Persist On Public Transit

Four Metra lines are running on modified schedules, and some Amtrak cancellations remain in place, as area transit agencies deal with the lingering effects of the 2011 Blizzard.


A plow clears snow in front of a United Airlines jet at O'Hare Airport  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Conditions Starting To Improve At Chicago Airports

Conditions at both Chicago airports are improving Wednesday night after a blizzard forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights in and out of the city.


Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during a blizzard on Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Left Your Car On LSD? Call To Get It Back

The city is telling motorist who abandoned their cars on Lake Shore Drive during the blizzard Tuesday or Wednesday to call 311 for the location of their towed vehicle.


U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Services Hopes To Deliver Mail Thursday

Neither rain nor sleet can stop mail delivery — but 20 inches of snow will bring it to a halt.


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State Police: ‘Terrible’ Conditions, Motorists Stay Home

State Police across northeastern Illinois continue to urge drivers to stay off area highways early Wednesday, while emergency crews brave blizzard conditions to reach stranded motorists.


Red Cross

Red Cross Opens 10 Shelters For Storm Relief

The American Red Cross has opened ten shelters in the Chicago area to house stranded travelers and people displaced by Tuesday’s powerful blizzard.



Officials: Don’t Take Tollways Unless It’s An Emergency

As the Illinois Tollway battles the blizzard, officials are advising drivers to stay home Wednesday morning unless there is an emergency.


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State Police: I-80 Closing In South Suburbs, Road ‘Impassable’

State Police are reporting that I-80 will soon be closed in the far south suburbs, from Morris west to Ottawa, because of “impassable” blizzard conditions.


Live web cam from 8 p.m. 2/1/11

Wrigley Field, Other Buildings Damaged By Storm

The city is responding Tuesday night to multiple buildings damaged by the blizzard — including Wrigley Field, where a portion of the roof blew off.


Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive A Disaster; Drivers Stuck For Hours

Abandoned vehicles have slowed the city’s efforts to reopen Lake Shore Drive, which was closed Tuesday night because of poor driving conditions and numerous accidents.

WBBM Newsradio–02/01/2011

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Metra Cancels Trains Due To Blizzard

Metra is canceling several trains due to the dangerous weather conditions.


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Many ComEd Customers Still Without Power

As Chicago gets into the thick of the blizzard, 19,500 customers are left without power, Commonwealth Edison is reporting Tuesday evening.