A snowy Valentine’s Day for the Chicago area

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CHICAGO -- Snow has now overspread nearly all of the Chicago Metro area early this afternoon and is  expected to continue into tonight before ending.

Total accumulations are expected to be in the 2 to 3 inch range with heavier totals of 3 to 5 inches south and west of the city where a winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight.

The city says it has deployed 280 snow plows to clear main streets and Lake Shore Drive. Once it stops snowing, the plows will get to the residential areas.  At Midway, there was a ground stop from noon to 1:30 and at least 35 flights were canceled. At O'Hare the FAA imposed an intermittent ground stop with at least 135 flights canceled.

For more information:

Live radar: chicagoweathercenter.com/radar

Latest weather updates: chicagoweathercenter.com/blog