CHICAGO (CBS) — The Department of Streets and Sanitation has dispatched 211 salt spreaders and snow plows for the evening commute with lake-effect snow falling in the Chicago area.

They will focus on clearing ice and snow from major streets and Lake Shore Drive.

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Lake-effect snow is expected to persist on and off through the evening, which could make for slick road conditions.

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To follow the snow plows in real time, go to www.chicagoshovels.org.

Light snow showers will come to an end late Wednesday, leaving cloudy and cold conditions for the evening.

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The low for Wednesday night is 3, with wind chills dropping to -10.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff