After getting up to two feet of snow since last week, Chicago was in the mist of a dangerous cold spell that started Sunday night, when temperatures dropped well below freezing, hitting a Jan. 6 record of -16 degrees.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 94, both eastbound and westbound, between the Illinois state line and the U.S. 421 exit at Michigan City, and Interstate 65, both northbound and southbound, between U.S. 12/20 in Gary and mile marker 172 in Lafayette.
Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from the New Year’s winter storm, as of midnight Wednesday night.
The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.
Weekend holiday shopping and travel plans could be impacted by a potentially big storm, forecasters warned on Tuesday.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.
Despite Monday’s snowfall, it is looking to be the best day for holiday travel between now and Thanksgiving.
A winter storm that buried much of central Illinois in heavy snow largely missed the Chicago area Sunday and early Monday. The storm prompted many schools and universities downstate to cancel classes, and police advised people not to drive in that part of the state unless it’s an emergency.
Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.
Chicago area residents were shoveling out from heavy snow Wednesday morning, following the biggest winter storm in two years.
It might be tough to drive in, but Tuesday’s snowstorm should bring some benefits to the Chicago area.
A west suburban Aurora woman’s car left the roadway and landed in a lake at the start of Tuesday’s winter storm.
Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from Tuesday’s winter storm.
Residents in the far northern suburbs were digging out from heavy snow early Wednesday, after they were hit hardest by the winter storm that blew through the Chicago area on Tuesday. A couple more inches could fall on Wednesday.
Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, as of 7 a.m. on February 22, 2012.
Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.
Chicagoans could wake up Friday morning to the largest snow accumulation of the winter — a paltry three inches.
A “significant winter storm” could bring as much as four or five inches of snow to parts of the Chicago area late Thursday and early Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
O’Hare flight boards were showing delays on flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ohio – all areas hit by the winter storm.
“We expect to have most customers restored by Friday night,” a ComEd spokeswoman said, adding that a few pockets will be restored Saturday.