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Major Snowfall Expected in Lake, McHenry Counties

The National Weather Service in Chicago says we could see 4-8 inches of snow this afternoon and tonight.

What was initially looking like a non-event as of late last night, with just 1-3 inches of snow expected, has turned into a major snowfall that is already resulting in after-school activities being canceled in many districts.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until midnight for Lake and McHenry Counties, with 4 to 8 inches of snow expected. Snow is expected to fall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times this afternoon.

Snowfall totals are already being reported by trained spotters and local officials. As of 2 p.m., Lake Bluff had already received 1 inch of snow, .7 of which fell within an hour.

"Moderate snow falling. Roads are snow-covered," a trained spotter in Lake Bluff reported.

How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood?

Carl Castrogiovanni February 08, 2013 at 12:35 AM
I came home at 3 and there was 4 inches on all the major roads (Lake Forest area) - no plows. I was shoveling my driveway in Lake Bluff at 4 PM when a city truck drove by - with the plow up! There was 6 inches by 4 PM and the truck ran by with the plow up? It's now 6:30 and there is about 8 inches total, and still no plows...
RB February 08, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Three days after the last snow there was still snow on the sidewalks for my walk to the train. The Village used to have a small snow plow that did sidewalks along major streets. I guess all the money went to the New Underpass. It wasn't plowed either and has leaves from last fall covering the drains. I guess we should not complain, we've got some really nice new swing sets!
Jon Hall February 08, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Didn't see any police presence either, come to think about it. I returned to Deerfield from Lake Forest at three. Waukegan road was rutted, it had been snowing heavily for more than an hour, visibility poor, radar showed more of same continuing. The road showed no sign of having been plowed and all of the intersections were unsealed. Deerfield Road west to Riverwoods was the same. Which part of snowing hard, temperature dropping, more on the way, and school letting out don't they get? Government coordinated neglect for traffic safety.
Steve February 08, 2013 at 05:12 AM
@Jon Hall cause I'm sure the police were inside eating donuts and not outside pushing cars and taking accident reports during it all right? I have family in Law Enforcement and they never rest on days like today.
Jon Hall February 08, 2013 at 02:44 PM
More likely that they were too busy enforcing signage and building permit violations to even consider a donut break. What do we have here, a force of 80 plus donut holes?

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