Although officials in the city and suburbs are watching the approaching storm, they’re not sure what to expect.
Chicago area residents were rushing to get roofs clear of ice dams, and shovel ice and snow away from storm drains and catch basins on Wednesday, as the heavy snow cover continues to melt, with rain on the way.
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.
Chicago’s Water Management Department was out clearing the city’s catch basins Friday so that the melting snow and rain have a place to go. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.
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