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Nearly 4 inches of snow, 25 mph wind gusts push through Chicago area

Forecasters are warning that several inches of snow could impact the Wednesday evening commute.
People wait for buses in the snow outside Union Station. | Sun-Times file photo

Snowfall pushed through the Chicago area until early Sunday, dropping just under 4 inches on the city.

A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Chicago, other portions of Cook County and the collar counties of Kane, DuPage, Will and Lake saw nearly 4 inches of moderate snowfall, the weather service said. The snowfall in Chicago lasted until early Sunday, with wind gusts reaching up to 25 mph at night.

O’Hare International Airport recorded a total 2.5 inches as of 8 p.m. Saturday, the weather service said. Midway International Airport saw 3.7 inches, while downstate Pontiac received Illinois’ highest total at 9.3.

Areas of northwest Indiana, including Michigan City and Gary, reported between 4 and 6 inches of fresh snow on Saturday, the weather service said.

Forecasters warned of slippery, snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, especially south of Interstate 80. As a result, drivers were advised to allow extra travel time, reduce speeds and increase their following distances, the weather service said.