Warm weather leads to big melt
Warm temperatures and bright sunshine are gracing the Chicago area Tuesday.
“I’m all for it. Let’s go. Let’s get it done. I can’t wait,” said Mike Nannetti, of Naperville.
People are taking advantage of the warm air by finishing their shoveling, snow blowing, and knocking heavy snow off the roofs of their homes.
But, these temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s are also leading to a lot of slush, wet roads, and dripping icicles. Since the ground is still frozen, this water can end up in basements.
About one foot of snow is equal to two inches of water.
Homeowners should clear drains and make sure their sump pumps are working during this thaw.
WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.