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.
Not only was this weekend’s blizzard the 5th largest snowstorm in the city’s history, it also made the past week the 8th snowiest week on record for Chicago.
It’s been three days now since the big blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on Chicago.
Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
At Swallow Cliff Woods in Palos Park – which is best known for the 125-step stair climb and the toboggan run that has been closed for more than a decade – Vincent Juarez stood on the back of a sled, pulled by his three dogs.
As if more than a foot-and-a-half of snow over the weekend wasn’t enough, more snow was on the way for the south suburbs, parts of the South Side, and northwestern Indiana from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Another round of snow is keeping the plows in the Chicago area busy.
This weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).
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.
Three men, all in their early 60s, were shoveling snow at their respective homes when they collapsed, according to the DuPage County coroner’s office.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports just because you dug yourself out and made it to work today doesn’t mean you’ve survived the blizzard unscathed.
The beauty of the city’s response is in the eye of the beholder, especially in an election year.
Classes at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.
Here are the total snow fall amounts measured by National Weather Service observers for the snowstorm that lasted from Saturday night until Monday morning.
Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]
As the snow continues to come down all over the Chicago area, many grabbed their phones and cameras to snap pictures of snow covered yards and streets.
Delivery calls are coming in fast and furious at Giordano’s downtown.
Snow and wind are slamming Chicago as a winter storm could dump as much as 14 inches of snow on the Chicago area.
A winter storm expected to start late Saturday afternoon could dump up to a foot of snow on the Chicago area.