CHICAGO – Heavy snow hits the Chicago space in probably the most stunning blizzard this winter, with as much as 11 inches of snow anticipated tomorrow afternoon.
Journey situations have shortly change into harmful on space highways, with one to 2 inches of accumulation doable per hour between 6 p.m. and midnight.
For shops, winter provides have offered out shortly, whereas salt, sleds and snow plows have offered out shortly in a season when snow has been in brief provide.
“We have now been fortunate, however sure, it’s undoubtedly our flip. Mom Nature hasn’t forgotten about us, she’s coming, ”stated Olson’s Ace Hardware supervisor Eric Laurean.
Within the middle of town, snow started to fall and accumulate early this afternoon with a major accumulation that affected journey in Chicago early Saturday night time.
Illinois transportation officers suggested towards pointless journey Saturday night time and Sunday morning, as gusts of wind can create potential bleaching situations.
IDOT has greater than 1,800 vans and gear to salt and deal with roads through the storm, and advises commuters to depart extra time on their schedule.
Chicago officers have reminded residents that main roads will probably be handled and cleared first earlier than residential roads are handled.
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