Communities across Chicagoland are tallying up their New Year’s snowfall, and it looks like Libertyville got some of the heaviest.
14 inches of snow was totaled at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chicago suburb, but that total has now grown to more than 16 inches.
The lake-effect snow continues to fall, and totals are expected to rise throughout the day.
Village officials have been busy alternating snow plow crews to keep the streets as plowed as possible.
“They started New Year’s Eve afternoon, so we’ve been alternating them and keeping minimum crews and bringing them back and forth,” Village of Libertyville Asst. Administrator Kelly Amidei told WGN. “They’re tired.”
But not only Libertyville is getting large amounts of snow; all communities north and northwest of the city are already blanketed with almost a foot of snow as well.
Roads are treacherous and so are residential areas so drive cautiously. Plows and salt trucks are working the roadways and streets, but drifting snow is causing clean areas to be covered once again with snow.