Tuesday's daylong storm left behind the biggest snowfall of the winter so far in the Chicago area, but it still dwarfed the more than a foot of snow that hit some areas of Indiana, where semis have been banned on the toll road.
Snow fell across the Chicago area for more than 22 hours Tuesday, according to WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling. Nearly 7 inches fell north of the city while 5.2 inches was recorded at O'Hare International Airport and 4 inches at Midway Airport.
Fox Valley and northwest suburbs were not hit as hard as towns near the lake. While 2.5 inches fell in St. Charles and 2 inches was reported in Carpentersville, 6.7 inches was recorded near Waukegan, 6.1 inches in Beach Park, 6 inches in Highwood and Antioch, 5.5 inches in Highland Park, 5.2 inches in Lincolnwood and 5 inches in Kenosha.
The tally of snow this winter has grown to 22.2 inches -- more than 8 inches above the average of 14 inches, according to Skilling. This winter is now the 16 percent snowiest.
In Indiana, lake-effect snow continued to hit northwest Indiana and travel remained hazardous.
The Indiana Toll Road has banned some semitrailers from a 48-mile stretch of the highway because of a
The toll road banned long double- and triple-trailer rigs between its Portage and South Bend toll plazas today through 7 a.m. Thursday. In central Indiana, police reopened northbound lanes of
Interstate 69 at Anderson late Tuesday after closing them for nearly four hours after a collision involving three semitrailers.
A lake-effect snow warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for Porter and LaPorte counties. Northern LaPorte, including Michigan City, Ind., can expect a foot to 18 inches of snow by daybreak Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
In the Chicago area, today will be mostly cloudy with only a few flurries. Highs will be in the middle and upper 20s. There is a chance of light snow late tomorrow in the northern suburbs.
As of 7:30 a.m., 200 flights at O'Hare International Airport and another 20 at Midway had been canceled because of bad weather on the East Coat.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported 675 canceled flights this morning at LaGuardia Airport. Kennedy Airport had 300 cancellations and Newark Liberty 440.
Every flight in and out of Boston's Logan Airport was delayed. Philadelphia's airport reported about 20 dozen canceled outbound flights and 100 canceled arrivals.
Plows and salt spreaders are hitting the streets after more than a foot of snow fell in some areas overnight. New York City schools are open but classes are canceled elsewhere. That includes Philadelphia, Boston and most of Connecticut.
New York officials scrambled to get roads ready for the morning commute after being heavily criticized for slow cleanup from a Dec. 26 blizzard.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times