Shore Drive until the snow stops, then starts clearing side streets. If the storm dumps numbers in the higher range, the 17 inches would put it among the biggest ever. We are going to be working all night to clear the streets, Mayor Emanuel said at a news conference on Thursday. Last year, idot used more than 300,000 tons of salt. According to CBS 2s Mary Kay Kleist, the latest models show that snowfall should start shortly after the Thursday evening rush hour. Chicago (CBS a total of up to 17 inches of snow could fall by the end of the weekend, a worst-case scenario that could put this event on par with some of the biggest in history. After two days of relatively minor snow events that added up to about four to six inches, Chicago is set to get a winter blast with up to 10 inches of new snow possible by late Friday. The mayor urged residents to check on sick and elderly neighbors to make sure they are safe. 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. The band of the heaviest snow is fairly narrow, so totals could vary. Some isolated areas may see 14 inches of snow on the ground.
The city is ready for this, Emanuel said. This is a heavy snow, the heaviest we have seen in a couple of winters. Right now the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, starting Thursday night. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism. Copyright 2018, Chicago Tribune. Then, a second event will sweep into the area on Saturday, with one to three inches possible. However, it could raise that to a Winter Storm Warning as the system approaches.
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