Significant Icing in Chicago

Ice Icicle

Chicago was under yet another Ice Storm Warning on Monday night. Significant icing occurred around the area, causing canceled flights, long commutes, and dangerous conditions on roads and sidewalks.

Here’s a look at some of the highest ice accumulation totals across northern Illinois and Indiana via NWS Chicago:

  • 0.50″ Aurora Airport
  • 0.46″ Midway International Airport
  • 0.44″ Chicago O’Hare
  • 0.42″ DuPage Airport
  • 0.41″ Valparasio, IN Airport
  • 0.34″ Chicago Rockford International Airport

Reports of broken tree branches and downed power lines in Chicago were reported Tuesday morning. Strong winds will develop across the area this afternoon and evening which will increase the threat of power outages due to downed tree limbs and power lines.

Police have closed several streets around the Willis Tower due to falling ice. Roads around the formerly named John Hancock Center were also closed Tuesday morning. No injuries or damage to vehicles have been reported.

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