Commuters should brace for more snow Tuesday
The Fountain of Time, sculptor by Lorado Taff, depicting 'waves of humanity, facing Father time' during snow fall, Sunday, February 3, 2013. | John H. White~Sun-Times
Updated: February 5, 2013 9:43AM
Commuters can expect more snow during the morning and evening rushes Tuesday, a day after the area recorded its largest snowfall this season, according to the National Weather Service.
As of noon, 2.9 inches of snow had been recorded at O’Hare International Airport, the official measuring point for Chicago, NWS spokesman Matt Friedlein said. The snowfall ended at 9 a.m. at O’Hare and by 10 a.m. throughout the area, he said.
The snow caused slick conditions on roads during the morning rush, with at least 25 accidents reported on area expressways, Illinois State Police said. In Chicago, the city’s full fleet of 284 snowplows were salting and clearing streets.
Light lake-effect snow is expected periodically throughout the area through early Monday evening, Friedlein said.
Another inch to 1½ inches are expect to fall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the heaviest snowfall expected in Lake County and northern Cook County, Friedlein said.
Tuesday’s snowfall will mark the fifth straight day of accumulated snowfall in the city, Friedlein said.