It’s been three days now since the big blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on Chicago.
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.
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.
Many of us complain about it, but plow drivers love this weather.
Lots of drivers in northwest Indiana might be doing double-takes this winter, when they pass the latest piece of snow-fighting equipment on the highway.
With the first measurable snow of the season forecast for this weekend, City Hall has rolled out a new online tool to help Chicago residents keep track of the city’s fleet of snow plows.
With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.
After nearly five inches of snow on Monday, Chicago residents were digging out again on Tuesday, and were running out of places to put all the snow. All that snow could create another problem when it begins melting, possibly causing flooding in some areas.
With even more snow headed to the Chicago area on Tuesday, the continuous cleanup efforts have been creating problems for some towns and cities that are running low on road salt.
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Although the city of Chicago has spent the vast majority of its budget for salting and plowing roads, because of an especially brutal winter, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said City Hall has the money to keep handling what Mother Nature throws our way.
Spokesman Dan Ferrelli said Aurora salt spreaders have been out 2 1/2 times more often this winter than the last two years combined at this point, so there’ll be changes to how Aurora trucks clear streets.
Yes, 3-1-1 system director Audrey Mathis concedes, sometimes city snowplows make the job tougher by dumping snow at corners.
McHenry County DOT Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries says they’ve been in operations for this storms since 7 o’clock Friday morning and have been operating 24/7 since.
If you’re headed to the airport today, make sure to check with your airline first, as more than 100 flights have been cancelled at O’Hare International Airport due to the weather.
Snow plows were out in force, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the city’s airports, and many area schools were closed on Tuesday, amid a storm that could drop up to 10 inches of snow.
Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.
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.
It’s going to get progressively worse on Chicago area roads this afternoon and evening as the winter’s first snowstorm moves through, but the Illinois Department of Transportation said it’s ready to keep highways as clear as possible.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports one northwest suburb was using some new techniques to help drivers stay safe on the roads.