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City deploys 211 snow plows for first snowfall

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Snow is set to fall throughout the weekend with consistently chilly temperatures

Light snow falls on Chicago’s Cloudgate in Millennium Park Pixabay

Chicago received its first snow late last night, and although only a half inch fell, it was enough to blanket streets and sidewalks. The city rolled out 211 snow trucks to salt and plow main streets and bridges. However, untreated areas could result in a few slick spots so its best to drive carefully.

Flurries are expected to continue until early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The city and surrounding suburbs might only see a total of two inches or less. There’s a 20 percent chance snow might fall Sunday night and then Monday before 3 p.m.

Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago’s snowfall was a drop in the bucket. Places like Corpus Christi, Texas saw up 3 to 7 inches of snow and the National Weather Service folks down south weren’t afraid to call out Chicago.

More snow might be a stretch at this point, but make sure to bundle up because temperatures will only reach low 30s this weekend. The city operates a handful of warming centers across the area which are open to residents throughout the winter season.

This likely isn’t going to affect service for Metra or the CTA but it doesn’t hurt to check for updates on their websites or Twitter accounts.