The snow is still coming…

With over a foot of snow on the ground since midnight, and more to come, the city is pulling out all the stops to help get the city cleaned up.


Between impassable roads and abandoned vehicles, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments were trying their hardest to keep the city moving.

Lake Shore Drive was the city’s biggest issue Tuesday evening, when a jackknifed route 147 Chicago Transit Authority bus halted traffic on northbound Lake Shore Drive, shortly before 6:30 p.m.

Police slowly closed down northbound and southbound traffic to Lake Shore Drive, and a fire department command center was setup at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, to assist motorists getting out of their cars.

With a rate of three to four inches per hour, the non-moving cars became snowed in, and people began abandoning their vehicles and walking down a whited-out Lake Shore Drive.

Shortly after 11 p.m. the commanding officer on-scene ordered and EMS Plan 1 and warming buses from the CTA to go car to car on Lake Shore Drive picking people up, and removing them.

People were still reported stranded in their vehicles at 1 a.m.

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