Once again, we’re getting hammered with some brutally cold weather, forcing flight cancellations, school closings and other forms of mayhem.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Chicago Public Schools will reopen Wednesday.
METRA: Piling on to Metra’s problems because of the cold weather, a freight train derailment halted service on North Central Service Tuesday morning. NCS won’t operate again until Wednesday morning, Metra later tweeted.
ROAD CONDITIONS: Closures and warnings.
COMPLETE FORECAST: Including current conditions.
WHERE TO GET WARM: Here’s an interactive map of the city’s warming centers.
PHOTOS: Another day in the polar vortex.
And that awesome “sundog” visible Monday over the Chicago area:
Three suns, three rainbow stripes. Crazy cold winter morning. pic.twitter.com/dJyeOESnzk
— Tracy Maple (@tracycopygrrrl) January 27, 2014
PARK DISTRICT: Outdoor programs like ice skating are cancelled. Indoor programs are scheduled to proceed as normal, except for those scheduled at CPS facilities.
LIBRARY: The library is open, but it’s extended some due dates so you don’t have to venture out in the cold.
MORE UPDATES: Stay up to date with travel delays and more of the latest weather-related #Chiberia news and photos below.
And remember: It could be worse… much worse.