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Snow spread to northern Illinois late Tuesday afternoon and quickly piled up in the suburbs because of snowfall speeds of 1-2 inches per hour in some areas.
As of 9pm, Carol Stream reported 4.5 inches, Elburn 4.2 inches, Aurora 3.6 inches, Naperville 3.5 inches, Romeoville 3.2 inches and Elk Grove Village 3 inches.
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The most accumulated area will be the northwestern suburbs, and some areas in McHenry and DeKalb counties may see up to 8 inches of snow.
North of Interstate 88, the snowfall may exceed 4 inches, but in the southern suburbs and northwest Indiana, snowfall is expected to be only 1
Between 9 pm and 3 am, the snow began to be mixed with sleet and freezing rain. The inland not far from the shore of Lake Michigan may also have snow as much as two tenths of an inch.
After 4 a.m., as the temperature rises above freezing, the rainfall in most areas becomes rain.
The total accumulation of snow and sleet is expected to be 1-4 inches, with the highest snowfall expected along I-88 and the north. Approximately two inches of snow may be seen in urban areas.
A kind Winter storm warning Valid until 9 AM on Wednesday, it applies to Boone, North Cook, DeKalb, Lake, Lee, Kane, McHenry, Ogle, and Winnebago counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.
A kind Winter weather consultation It is valid until 9 am on Wednesday. DuPage; Kendall La Salle; North Will and Cook South Counties.
A kind Winter weather consultation Valid until 6 AM on Wednesday, it applies to Eastern Wills in Illinois, Glendy, Kankakee, Livingston, Southern Wills, and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.
Watch: As the weather deteriorates rapidly, the snowplow hits the road
The first heavy snowfall in winter left crumpled metal, and there was an explosion and littering on suburban roads. Before the heavy snowfall peaked in the evening, the suburbs of the north and northwest were in the bullseye.
Driver Mark Grohn said: “Eric, I’ve seen four or five. It’s like people hit an obstacle.” “A couple messed up the car.”
In Lake County and McHenry County, high winds caused almost albino weather. Once, the traffic near Guney stopped.
Officials said a CTA bus slipped into a parked car in the 5300 block of South Hyde Park Avenue south of Chicago.
In Hinsdale Oasis along Interstate 294, heavy snow prompted many truck drivers to drive across the road until the storm was over.
Truck driver Bruce Brooks said: “I want to sit all night. I want to spend the night.” “I want them to do what they have to do tonight. Sprinkle salt on the road, plow, do what they have to do I will try again in the morning.”
The entire fleet of Illinois toll roads are trying to catch up to nearly 200 snow blowers, but this is a difficult task. Remind the driver to slow down and, if possible, stay away from the road during the storm.
The Illinois State Police has apparently been overwhelmed by so many calls that they require the driver involved in the accident and not injured to exchange information with another driver and submit a report later.
By Wednesday morning, roads and sidewalks remained smooth, and freezing rain continued to cover the ground.
Chicago police said a snowplow hit the wall of the midway airport at approximately 3:20 am. The driver was taken to the Holy Cross Hospital with minor injuries.
Drivers should schedule extra time when commuting in the morning.
ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist Greg Dutra said that the rain on Wednesday morning is not expected to melt all the snow, but it should help the road.
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Barrington roadmen have been deployed to spread salt and clean the streets, focusing on the main roads of the village. There are about 12 trucks in the Barrington fleet.
The director of public works, Jeremie Lukowicz, said their staff are ready for this month.
Lukovic said: “Even before the beginning of winter-November and October-we started to check all machines to make sure everything was ready.” “This happened overnight and we hoped to be in the second Clean everything up before you leave in the morning.”
Given that we are in the midst of a pandemic, Lukovic said that they require every crew member to disinfect their area before and after boarding the truck. In addition, trucks have to be cleaned between shifts.
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The Chicago Department of Streets and Health has deployed 287 snowmobiles in response to the snowfall from early evening to early Tuesday. The salt spreader will focus on keeping the city’s arterial lines and Lake Shore Drive accessible until it snows.
Due to the combination of wet snow accumulation, icing and wind gusts up to 30 mph, some power outages may be caused.
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Due to the storm, O’Hare and Midway Airport experienced only brief delays.
Dutra said that another winter storm is expected on Thursday and Friday. It may arrive after midnight on Friday, and the indifferent mixture turns into rain.
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