CHICAGO (CBS) — Whether driving or walking, the heavy snowfall in the Chicago area will likely be a significant challenge for those looking to get out Sunday as the snow keeps falling.
Thick snow covered the area overnight, and the City of Chicago had around 300 salt spreaders and plows out clearing main roads. When that is complete they will move on to residential streets. Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Transportation had more than 1,800 trucks and equipment out tackling the roads.READ MORE: Over 74,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Snow still falling in Lincoln Park.
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IDOT offered some tips for those who do have to go out: Dial *999 in the Chicago area for assistance in case of emergency and remain inside your vehicle if you are involved in a crash.READ MORE: Career Coach: When To Ask For Flexible Work Arrangements
However, it is suggested to stay off the roads unless completely necessary.
Saturday night CBS 2 did find one person who was out and about making deliveries to those who decided to stay inside.
“It’s like really busy, and I’m doing a lot of orders,” said Uber Eats driver Tetyana Blyshak.
A winter storm warning is still in effect for the Chicago area until 6 p.m. Sunday. The system’s snow has lightened in intensity since Saturday but will continue to bring moderate to heavy snow at times.MORE NEWS: 2 Officers Among 3 Injured In Loop Crash On State Street
Snow is affecting flights as well. As of 9 a.m. Sunday 89 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport and 55 had been canceled at Midway International Airport. Average delays at O’Hare were 25 minutes, and at Midway delays averaged less than 15 minutes.