Chicago Weather Radar: Several inches of snow fall in short winter burst, causing slick roads

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Monday, March 15, 2021
Snow accumulation up to 4 inches Monday
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The Chicago area is not done with wintery weather, as snow began falling around midday Monday and accumulations up to 4 inches are possible.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Another short blast of snow blanketed the Chicago area in white on Monday.

Snow began falling shortly after noon for most of the area, and lasted until the 6 p.m. hour in the northern and northwestern suburbs,

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Light precipitation and drizzle will linger for the rest of evening into the early overnight hours and then stop, according to ABC7 Meteorologist Larry Mowry. Temperatures remain right around freezing, so not much ice is expected to develop, especially on treated roadways, so lick spots on roads should stay isolated.

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Most areas saw a dusting to about 2 inches of snow. There were some scattered reports of more than 2 inches falling.

Hundreds of salt spreaders hit Chicago streets Monday afternoon as snow began falling across northern Illinois.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation deployed 211 salt spreaders, agency spokeswoman Cristina Villarreal said in a statement.

Salt spreaders will plow arterial routes and Lake Shore Drive, and will move to residential streets when the snow stops falling, she said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.