Snowfall prompts overnight deployment of plows, salt trucks

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As snow continues to fall early Friday, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt trucks to work to keep main streets clear.

The trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” overnight, according to a statement from the department.

Snowfall is expected to continue to fall in the city through about 8 a.m., with the heaviest snowfall expected in all areas within 20 miles of Lake Michigan. It should continue until about 10 a.m. in the south and southwest suburbs before moving east into Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 7 a.m., about half an inch of snow was recorded at both city airports, and just less than 1 inch was reported in southwest suburban Romeoville and north suburban Mundelein, according to the weather service.

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