Chicagoans begin to dig out from heavy snowfall

The Chicago area is likely to get a light amount of snow Wednesday, a reprieve from the storm that walloped the region Tuesday.

The nearly 8 inches of snow that fell Tuesday was the most to hit Chicagoland since the 2011 Groundhog Day Blizzard, which dumped 21.2 inches on the area, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 7.7 inches of snow was measured at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the Chicago area to a total of 28 inches for the season, a bit less than the average snowfall season-to-date total of 30.5 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Allsopp said Tuesday’s storm through midnight would bring the area close to season averages after a relatively snowless start to winter.

WGN’s Randi Belisomo talked with Chicago residents on how they coped with the heavy snowfall.

Chicago Tribune Contributed to this report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 680 other followers