Chicagoans begin to dig out from heavy snowfall

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The Chicago area is likely to get a light amount of snow Wednesday, a reprieve from the storm that walloped the region Tuesday.

The nearly 8 inches of snow that fell Tuesday was the most to hit Chicagoland since the 2011 Groundhog Day Blizzard, which dumped 21.2 inches on the area, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 7.7 inches of snow was measured at O’Hare International Airport, bringing the Chicago area to a total of 28 inches for the season, a bit less than the average snowfall season-to-date total of 30.5 inches. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Allsopp said Tuesday’s storm through midnight would bring the area close to season averages after a relatively snowless start to winter.

WGN’s Randi Belisomo talked with Chicago residents on how they coped with the heavy snowfall.

Chicago Tribune Contributed to this report.


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