Snow causes spin-outs and some traffic problems

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A large and heavy early-March snowfall snarled roadways in the Chicago area Tuesday.

Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams said he expects main roads to be cleared by Wednesday morning.

“Tomorrow should be fine,” Williams said Tuesday. “My advice tomorrow is to go about your daily lives as normal. We will be out all night.”

The city stationed extra plows near Lake Shore Drive on Tuesday and removed a part of the median around North Avenue to avoid a repeat of the cars and buses trapped on the road during the Feb. 2, 2011, storm. Suburbs had their salt trucks and plows out in full force as well to keep up with the continuous flurries.

Vehicles spun out and crashed on several interstates. Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said slightly more people than usual took the system’s trains to work Tuesday.

Chicago Tribune contributed to this report


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