Snow Melt

City Water Department employees clear catch basins so melting snow can be drained. (Credit: CBS)

Officials Keeping Close Eye On Water Levels As Thaw Continues

Although officials in the city and suburbs are watching the approaching storm, they’re not sure what to expect.


A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Pose Flood Risk

Record snow this winter could mean record flooding soon.


Road Salt

Warming On Way: How Much Snow Will Melt?

Looking ahead to next week, Chicago will get a welcome relief with temperatures expected above freezing for several days in a row.