Salt trucks hit Chicago roads heading into snowy rush hour

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Snow flurries are expected to continue through the evening rush hour commute Monday.

The snow system will continue moving through the Chicago area for the next one to three hours, with less than an inch accumulating, National Weather Service meteorologist Casey Sullivan said. Winds are expected out of the southwest between 15-25 miles per hour.

The snow has already ended in the far north suburbs, with DeKalb county accumulating a half-inch of snow, Sullivan said.

Dry conditions are expected through most of Tuesday with a chance of snow flurries to hit the northwest suburbs until the late evening, Sullivan said.

Salt trucks hit the streets as flurries started to fly over the city earlier Monday.

Thirty-two salt trucks were deployed to salt Lake Shore Drive, main streets, bridges, hills and overpasses about 10 a.m., according to the city Dept. of Streets & Sanitation.

The department will monitor 1,500 cameras and roadway censors to respond to needs, the department said.

Via Sun-Times Media Wire

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