Side Streets

A front-end loader helps haul away mounds of snow left behind by snow plows as the city continues clearing side streets after the blizzard at the start of February. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Continues Work To Clear Snow From Side Streets

For the second day in a row, the city has deployed 650 pieces of snow removal equipment as crews continue clearing side streets in the wake of the 8th snowiest week on record, including a blizzard that blanketed the city in more than 19 inches of snow.


An unplowed side street in Archer Heights. (Credit: CBS)

City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side Streets

Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.


Side streets that haven't been plowed, or were only plowed once during the blizzard, have left driving treacherous in some neighborhoods, where side streets are covered in hard-packed snow. (Credit: CBS)

Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy Mess

As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.


A city worker died Saturday trying to move snow in this North Side alley. (CBS)

City Driver Dies Moving Snow

A Chicago Streets and Sanitation garbage truck driver suffered a heart attack Saturday after his vehicle became stuck in alley snow and he tried to dig it out, according to an eyewitness.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2011

The 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue was still waiting for its first plow on Friday, two days after the last snowfall of February 2011's blizzard. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Frustrated Some Streets Still Not Plowed

Many Chicago residents were venting their frustration Friday with the pace of the city’s efforts to clear the streets of snow.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

A snow drift nearly covers a garage door on North Seeley. (Credit: Becky Beaupre Gillespie)

City: ‘We Do Not Plow Alleys’

City officials said Friday that its snow plows were still “working as hard as they can” to clear the city’s side streets, but said that plows would not be sent to clear the city’s alleys.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Mayor Richard Daley. (CBS)

Daley: ‘We Still Have A Long Way To Go’

Mayor Richard M. Daley on Thursday praised the efforts of city workers in digging out from this week’s blizzard, but said “we still have a long way to go.”

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Snow Plow

Snow Plows Move To Side Streets

With main roads now clear and passable throughout Chicago, snow plows are working to clear the buildup from the blizzard from side streets.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Roscoe Street

City To Plow Side Streets After Main Roads Are Done

If you’re waiting for your block to be plowed so you can get your car out, you’ll likely have to be patient for a while.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011