Chicago sets new record for snowfall on Oct. 30

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CHICAGO — A Winter Weather Advisory has ended, but not before Chicago could set a new snowfall record.

At Chicago’s official observing site at O’Hare International Airport, 0.9-inch of snow was reported, setting a new record for Chicago on Oct. 30. The old record was 0.7-inch of snow set back in 1923.

Wednesday morning snowfall created a slick and slow commute across the Chicago area.

A number of accidents were reported, and the Illinois Department of Transportation said it sent out a quarter of its trucks from each of its 23 yards to salt the area.

Additionally, because of falling branches on power lines, thousands of outages were reported, mainly in DuPage and Cook Counties.


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