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Emanuel urges caution during snowstorm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging people in Chicago to take their time getting around during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

The mayor, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams, and other city leaders held an update at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on their efforts to fight the snow.

The city has unleashed all 284 of its snowplows. Crews will tackle the main roads first, then hit the side streets. They are prepared to work through Tuesday evening and into the early morning hours of Wednesday. They are also digging into 175,000 tons of salt to keep the roads from becoming icy. There are 19 salt piles across the city.

Crews have also removed a part of the median on N. Lake Shore Drive at Schiller so first responders have better access in case of an emergency, like the one in February 2011.

“Everybody, whether you’re driving, or at the airport, or using mass transit, needs to plan, use extra time, given the conditions of the weather, and given everything else that’s going on…” said Mayor Emanuel.

“… make sure that everyobody else in your neighborhood, if you can, lend a hand when you need to, do the appropriate thing to be a good neighbor,” added the mayor.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.


7 Comments to “Emanuel urges caution during snowstorm”

    boogie said:
    March 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    hey mayor robber….we in chicago know how to drive in any weather..you should not be wasting time and money telling us…dorkwad…you are pathetic

    Xephlexian Teb said:
    March 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Wells said, Boogie. You should have been elected Mayor of Chicago. I am coming up stumped as to how you could not have won the election. You are a master orator and truly the grandmaster of internet comments. You're really really really really smart.

    And handsome, too.

    kid1339 said:
    March 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Mayor Eboy is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, never mine!

    James said:
    March 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Why dont you stop raising our fucken taxes you piece of shit! Go fuck yourself Emanual

    boogie said:
    March 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    he's a jerk..impeach him and his buddy obama

      kid1339 said:
      March 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM


    kid1339 said:
    March 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    WGN if I voted on boogies comment, why don't it show ?WGN going DOWN hill!I gave him a thumb up

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