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Chicago Dispatches Nearly 300 Snow Plows For Tuesday Evening Snowfall

CHICAGO (CBS) -- For Tuesday night's snowfall, Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) deployed 287 snow vehicles.

Salt spreaders will also be working on city streets, with a focus on keeping Chicago's arterial routes and Lake Shore Drive passable for motorists and buses until the snow stops.

Those vehicles will later move to residential streets as needed. A wintry system brought snow and ice Tuesday evening and overnight before warming to rain on Wednesday.


According to the city, its streets and sanitation department will continue to monitor the weather and ground conditions throughout the afternoon and evening hours. The city urges those who must travel to take precautions during inclement weather.

Click here to see the city of Chicago's snow fleet in real time. The snowfall is expected to continue through early Wednesday morning.

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