Late Winter Surprise; First Big Snow In 3 Months

Late Winter Surprise; First Big Snow In 3 Months

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. RIGHT NOW AT 6:30, WINTER MAKES A LAST-MINUTE COME BACK, GETTING HIT WITH A LATE SNOWSTORM, MORE IS ON THE WAY. LET’S GET RIGHT TO TRAFFIC AND WEATHER TOGETHER STARTING WITH MEGAN, WHAT’S ON TAP FOR US TODAY. SNOW, SNOW AND MORE SNOW. WE START OFF WITH SNOW, IN FACT YOU CAN SEE IT IS LOSING A LITTLE BIT OF ITS INTENSITY WHICH IS GOOD NEWS FOR ANYBODY GETTING ON THE ROADWAYS, VISIBILITY SHOULD BE BETTER, WE’RE DROPPING MORE SNOW ON AREA ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS BE CAREFUL IN THAT REGARD, WE HAVE AN INCH ON THE GROUND, MORE THAN THAT TO THE NORTH, WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN THE PURPLE SHADED COUNTIES, EVERYBODY STARTS AT 1 AND GOES UNTIL 1 P.M. THE BLUE SHADED COUNTIES ARE UNDER A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH. STARTS THIS EVENING GOES THROUGH UNTIL — NOT SURE WHERE THAT BAND IS GOING TO SET UP THAT LAKE EFFECT SNOW COULD BE THE GAME CHANGER MOST WILL PICK UP FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW THAT SYSTEM SNOWS BUT AGAIN TALKING ABOUT ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS IN THAT LAKE EFFECT BAN THAT COULD BE INTERESTING DEREK. PRETTY INTERESTING ON THESE ROADS, WE HAVE A LOT MORE ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY UP NORTH, WE’LL START WITH OUR LIVE LOOK AT THE JANE ADAMS AT THE DEVON AVENUE TOLL PLAZA, EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND BOTH SIDES PICKING UP VOLUME THE SNOW IS COMING DOWN SEE IT ALL THROUGHOUT THE AREA AND A LOT MORE KIDS IN THE AREA. WE HAVE QUITE A FEW GO HERE 1 AND TOTAL BLOCK ROUTE 83 IS ROUTE 53 I’LL HAVE TO MATCH OTHER ONES ON MAP, THIS IS DEFINITELY TAKING YOUR TIME. IF YOU HAVE MIKE PUCCINELLI IN THE MOBILE WEATHER LAB SEE WHAT’S GOING ON THE ROADS. YEAH WE’RE ON IRVING PARK ROAD HEADING TO BROADWAY RIGHT NOW IN THE LAKE VIEW AREA AND THE FLAKES ARE KUWAIT SMALL WE’VE SEEN LARGE ATTORNEY, ACCUMULATING, THEY HAVE 9,000- MILES OF ROADS TO PLOW ULTIMATELY, AND THAT I DONE A GOT JOB WITH THE MAIN ROADS AFTER THAT THEY’LL GET ON TO THE SECONDARY AREAS WE WERE ON THE SIDE STREETS EARLIER IN THE OLD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ON NOELLE PASSED IRVING PARK ROAD. THEY HAD YET TO SEE THE PLOWS ON THOSE AREAS BACK WHERE YOU’LL BE HEADING SHORTLY STAYING AHEAD OF THE STORM, MAKE SURE THE MAIN ARTERIALS ARE CLEAR, MIKE PUCCINELLI, CBS 2 NEWS. KEEP IT SAFE, THANK YOU, 287 ARE ON THE MAIN STREET CLEARING SNOW, MOVE TO THE SIDE STREET FORRIERS, LOG ONTO CHICAGOSHOVEL.ORG. SOME FOLKS WERE OUT DARKENING THEIR LOOP. AND MIKE PUCCINELLI IS TRACKING SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST SUBURB, HI, GOOD MORNING. THAT’S RIGHT WE’RE EXPECTING MORE SNOW RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT LETTING UP STILL HITTING US IN THE FACE, MOST PEOPLE BY SURPRISE THIS MORNING SOME NOT EVEN IN THEIR WINTER COATS LIKE ME THEY PACKED UP SNOW BOOTS BUT DOWN HERE YOU NEED SOME SNOW BOOTS WHEN YOU’RE WAKING AROUND, MAYBE AN INCH, INCH AND A HALF HERE I’M GOING TO TELL YOU RIGHT ABOUT HERE WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THE SUBURB, I WANT TO SHOW YOU VIDEO WE SHOT EARLIER TODAY, PEOPLE ARE HEADING OUT, STARTING THEIR DELIVERIES MAKING SURE THEY WERE STAYING SAFE, HE SAYS HE IS TAKING EXTRA CAUTIONS ON THE ROADS THIS MORNING, SURPRISE TO KEEP SO MUCH SNOW AS WE HEAD OUT ON THE ROADS, PEOPLE WIPING OFF THEIR WINDSHIELD GETTING SNOW OFF OF THEIR CARS, APPARENTLY THIS IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS AFTER PEOPLE HEADING OUT FOR WORK THIS MORNING. ALMOST 90 DAYS WITHOUT SNOW. YEP, I’VE ONLY SHOVELED TWICE. TODAY YOU’LL PROBABLY NOT OUT FOR YOU. AND — THAT’S BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO DRIVE IN THISES HERE WE’RE SEEING SNOW ACCUMULATING ON THE ROADS, PLOWS WENT BY EARLIER IT IS INCREASING IN DIFFICULTY, ERIN AND LIONEL? ONE AREA WE ALWAYS CHECK IN WITH LAKE COUNTY START WITH LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE JOINING US NOW ON THE PHONE, SERGEANT, GOOD MORNING I’VE HEARD THAT YOU ARE ALREADY HAD A VERY BUSY MORNING OUT THERE. GOOD MORNING ALL THOUGH THE CLOUDS ARE OUT TRYING TO KEEP THE ROADS CLEAR, THE ROADWAYS REMAIN EXTREMELY SLICK AND A NUMB OF TRAFFIC INCLUDING VEHICLE CRASHES, CARS THAT BLOCKED CONTROL AND SKIDDED OUT, IT’S BEEN A VERY BUSY MORNING. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MORNINGS WHERE YOU NEED TO TAKE IT SLOW, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT WE HAVEN’T HAD A MAJOR WINTER STORM LIKE THIS THROUGHOUT THE REMEMBER IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER EVERYBODY NEEDS EXTRA TIME, TAKE A LONGER TIME TO GET TO WORK, NO NEED TO RUSH, TAKE YOUR TIME, LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN THE CARS IN FRONT OF YOU SLOW DOWN AND MAKE SURE THE WINDOWS ARE KEPT CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE DEBRIS, USE YOUR MAINS

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