CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015.
Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to 13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines.
ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday.
ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they do not have a time table for when all power will be restored.
Some residents in the Burnside neighborhood have been without power for a day, and said things should be moving faster.
“This is an elderly neighborhood. A lot of elderly people around here,” one resident said. “My mom’s 82 years old, so that’s going to cause a real problem. That’s going to cause the pipes to be busted. Food spoiled, it could even cause death.”
Over 1,400 flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway Airports combined, and while it has stopped snowing for most of the Chicago-area, officials said that roads are still slick.
There are a number of weather-related closings throughout the area. Go to wgntv.com/closings for the full list.
Glenview kids go sledding, say they’re happy for snow day
But not everyone hated the snowfall. WGN’s Erin Ivory went to Glenview and met a group of kids who were happy they had a snow day.
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