Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.
A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.
Some school bus companies had problems getting their vehicles running Wednesday morning, after more than two weeks of sitting idle, often in subzero temperatures.
Sorry kids, winter break is over. It’s back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana
Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.
Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.
Metra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.
The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
Looking for someplace to go to warm up amid Chicago’s deep freeze? Try the South Pole.
At a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state’s biggest snow plows and salt trucks.
After getting up to two feet of snow since last week, Chicago was in the mist of a dangerous cold spell that started Sunday night, when temperatures dropped well below freezing, hitting a Jan. 6 record of -16 degrees.
CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.
With the Chicago area stuck in a deep freeze through Tuesday, virtually all local schools have canceled classes for Monday, and local officials were advising residents to stay inside as much as possible, as temperatures are expected to remain below zero until Tuesday night.
CBS 2’s Pamela Jones talks with professionals and doctors about the risks associated with prolonged subzero temperatures.
As Chicagoland braces for historically cold temperatures early next week, part of the area could potentially see another half-foot of snow before then.