Snowfall Prompts City To Deploy 200 Plows, Salt TrucksThe trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” early Friday, according to a statement from the department.
Lawndale Residents Say City Not Plowing Streets Fast EnoughIt's been three days now since the big blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on Chicago.
City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side StreetsWednesday 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.
Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy MessAs 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.
Plow Drivers Gear Up To Deal With SnowMany of us complain about it, but plow drivers love this weather.
Indiana Deploying New Tow Plows To Clear Roads FasterLots 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.
Up To 3 Inches Of Snow Saturday; City Ready To Launch New Plow TrackerWith 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.
City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It's Another Wicked WinterWith 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.
Digging Out Again, Chicago Residents Await ThawAfter 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.
More Snow Tuesday Will Strain Already Diminishing Road Salt SuppliesWith 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.
Long Hours By Plow Drivers Could Pose Safety RiskShould all truck drivers have to obey the same hourly limits? Including snow plow drivers? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look in this Original Report.
Mayor Confident City Will Have Enough Snow Removal Money This WinterAlthough 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.