Melting snow and ice causing flooding for some across Chicago area

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CHICAGO -- Temperatures will be plunging to single digits again.

Until then, Chicago residents have to deal with melting snow and ice -- and the flooding that comes with it.

In the Ravenswood Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, high-standing water made it difficult to cross streets Thursday.

Students and parents walking to Waters Elementary School in the 2500 block of W. Wilson had to hop over puddles of water at intersections.

Workers from the Streets and Sanitation Dept. came to their aid by opening up manhole covers, allowing standing water the drain.

As colder weather moves into the area again, ice could easily form on these water-logged streets and sidewalks.


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