CHICAGO (CBS)– A winter storm warning in place for the Chicago area until noon Saturday with an expected 4 to 8 plus inches of snow in total.
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According to CBS’s Ed Curran, temperatures in Chicago will be 28 degrees but falling to the low 20s by late afternoon with winds at 21 miles-per-hour and lake effect snow. By Saturday evening, temperatures are expected to drop to only 10 degrees with winds gusts moving 35-miles-per-hour.
The heaviest snow accumulations happened overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Around 9 p.m. Saturday, lake-effect snow is expected to start. That round of snow could ramp up overnight, bringing an additional 2 to 6 inches to areas near the lake.
Visibility in some areas is down to only a mile.
As of 7:20 p.m.
O’Hare: 1092 cancellations
Midway: 84 cancellations
Average delay time has been listed as 54 minutes at O’Hare and less than 15 minutes at Midway.
2:45 p.m. Snow Clearing From Residential Streets Begins
Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation announced more than 300 snow plows would begin clearing snow from residential streets.
2:20 p.m. Evanston Parking Restrictions
The City of Evanston has declared an “overnight Snow Route Parking Ban” affecting main thoroughfares on Saturday, Jan. 19 and a Snow Emergency affecting side streets on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21.
2 p.m. Snow Update
Blowing snow is being reported across north central and northeast Illinois.
12:45 p.m. Plane Skids Off Runway
A United Airlines plane flying into O’Hare from Phoenix skidded off the runway, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Officials said 129 people were on board the flight at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
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11:30 a.m. O’Hare Tweet
11 a.m. Snow in Naperville
The City of Naperville has reported over 3 inches of snow and is warning drivers to stay off the roads.
10:31 a.m. O’Hare Delays
Average delays at O’Hare Airport have increased to 40 minutes and the total cancellations have increased to 568 flights.
Midway delays are still averaging 15 plus minutes and the total flight cancellations have increased to 79.
8:15 a.m. Aurora Towing
The City of Aurora reported that more than 400 vehicles were ticked or towed during the last snow storm. This came as a warning to residents about the city’s parking ordinance prohibiting street parking during or after snow.
7:40 a.m. Snow Response
The Department of Streets and Sanitation announced the activation of “Phase III,” deploying 287 snow vehicles to respond to the winter storm snow removal. This will include Chicago routes and Lake Shore Drive.
7 a.m. Snow Totals:
4:45 a.m. ComEd Outages:
ComEd reported 121 power outages overnight. Majority of the outages were reported in Cook County, Will County and McHenry County.
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According to the National Weather Service, Chicago areas in Lake, DuPage and Cook Counties saw total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches. Winds were recorded gusting 30 to 35 mph.