More than 15 centimetres (six inches) of snow fell in several areas of Chicago on Tuesday, as a major winter storm hit most Northern US states including Illinois.
The snowstorm is reportedly the largest since April 2019. “My ears definitely feel it (the cold). But if you dress prepared, it’s okay. And the city is so beautiful right now,” said Amanda, a local, while she was going for a walk with a friend.
Despite freezing temperatures and snowflakes continuously falling, many Indian American Association members could be seen gathering in Daley Plaza to support the Indian farmers’ rally.
Streets across Downtown Chicago appeared mostly clear, allowing cars, taxis and buses to function as usual. Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation announced it would continue to monitor the situation and spread salt and plough streets if needed.
Weather forecasts predict that the lake-effect snow showers would continue on Wednesday.