New Year’s storm brings several inches of snow to Chicago area

Chicago News

The Chicago area welcomed 2022 with a fresh blanket of snow.

Most main roads were in good shape by sunrise. At that point, more than 200 Streets and Santitation plows made the transition to neighborhood streets.

The snow was still causing problems at Chicago’s airports Sunday morning.  According to the city’s aviation department, more than 500 flights have already been canceled O’Hare Sunday and nearly 60 were canceled at Midway. The storm struck as airlines were already dealing with delays and cancellations caused by Covid-related staffing shortages.

In the suburbs, low visibility and slick road conditions were reported. Several accidents were reported. In Northbrook, several cars slid off the road into a ditch and accident was reported on  Floral Drive.

The area’s first major storm of the season moved in Saturday afternoon with up to nine inches of snow in the forecast with 35 mph winds didn’t help the situation. In the end, about 4 inches fell in the city, more in the north suburbs.

Winter arrived late this year. Normally, the Chicago- area gets its first measurable snow in mid-November but that didn’t happen until last Tuesday, a new record.

Full forecast details at the WGN Weather Center

Residents continued cleanup Sunday and are now bracing for what’s next: falling temperatures with sub- zero windchills.

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