Chicago area roads clear, side streets messy after snow storm

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Chicago’s highways and busy streets are pretty clear from Tuesday’s snowstorm.

But slushy side streets will make getting to them a little difficult.

Tuesday was the most snow we’ve had, in one day, in two years.

There was over nine inches of snow at O’Hare when the storm ended.

Highways and main streets are just wet now, but the side streets are still covered.

It should be a busy day at Chicago’s airports.

1200 flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway airports Tuesday.

Southwest Airlines had delays reaching three hours.

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Snow Command has begun to redeploy its fleet of 284 snow plows onto residential streets.

Crews worked throughout the day and evening to clear and salt all main streets and Lake Shore Drive, before transitioning to the side streets.

Snow Command will continue to monitor all roadways and will deploy resources as conditions warrant.

The City encourages motorists to drive according to conditions and to be cautious on the road.

To view the snow fleet in real time, visit: www.chicagoshovels.org.

Is your flight cancelled? Check here: www.flightstats.com

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATES, GO TO CHICAGO WEATHER CENTER

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