Chicago Weather: Extreme cold grips area, light snow makes slick surfaces

Chicago Weather: Extreme cold grips area, light snow makes slick surfaces

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LIZ?>>I COULDN’T DO IT ANYMORE. INSIDE THE CRITICISM GARDENS AT NAVY — CRYSTAL GARDENS AT NAVY, THE FERRIS WHEEL CAN’T EVEN RUN. THE WINDS ARE BRUTAL AND THE TEMPERATURES ARE BRUTALLY COLD. >>I ENJOY ICE SKATING AND IT’S THE WINTER SO, YOU KNOW, CHICAGO IS COLD.>>THAT’S ONE THING FOR CITY RESIDENTS WHO ARE PREPARED BY — BUT QUITE ANOTHER FOR TOURISTS. >>WE’RE NOT USED TO IT. I HAVE FIVE LAYERS OF CLOTHING ON AND I’M STILL COLD.>>BUT EVEN BY CHICAGO STANDARDS, THERE’S NO DEBATING, THIS IS COLD. TEMPERATURES HUNG IN SINGLE DIGITS AND THE WIND CHILL NEVER CRACKED ZERO. IT MAKES SIMPLE THINGS LIKE WALKING TO THE BUS ALMOST UNBEARABLE AND CAUSES TRAIN TRACKS AND SWITCHES TO FREEZE, SLOWING DOWN SUBURBAN COMMULETS.>>THINGS DON’T WORK WELL WHEN IT’S COLD. THAT’S PART OF COMMUTING IN CHICAGO.>>WITH SNOW PILING UP ON TOP OF SUCH ASES ALREADY FROZEN OVER, SIDEWALKS ARE DANGEROUSLY SLICK. IN THESE TEMPERATURES, SALT WON’T DO ANYTHING TO MELT IT BUT THAT’S NOT STOPPING PEOPLE FROM STOCKING UP.>>WE HAVE ENOUGH SO FAR. >>THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A SUB-ZERO STRETCH IN CHICAGO. AT LEAST FOR NOW THE FERRIS WHEEL HERE AT NAVY PIER IS OUT OF THE QUESTION BUT WITH THAT LONG STRETCH OF COLD COMING UP, YOU MIGHT WANT TO START MAKING A LONG LIST OF THINGS YOU CAN DO INSIDE. THE CRYSTAL PARK HERE AND ALSO AN

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