Unlike the rest of Chicago’s news media, Oak Lawn Patch will not be whipping readers into a frenzy. It’s snow. And although we haven’t seen it in a while, we’ve seen it before. We’re Midwesterners. We can handle it.
That being said, the National Weather Service has issued a winter snow warning that remains in effect until 9 a.m. Friday. Winds will increase 15 to 25mph, with gusts up to 35mph early this evening, resulting in blowing and drifting snow.
WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling says most of the snow is falling on Northern Cook County, easing up the south suburbs. Midway’s snow accumulation on Thursday was 3.4 inches; New Lenox got 5 inches.
The Village of Oak Lawn has also put its snow route plan into effect, according to an alert issued by Oak Lawn Emergency Communications. The public works department is asking residents to move their cars off the street. Cars parked on designated snow routes are considered a snow removal risk and may be ticketed or towed.
Public works will be plowing village streets throughout the night. Let's help them out by moving our cars off the street.
Oak Lawn’s senior snow shoveling program still needs volunteers to help dig out Friday. If you have a few hours to help a very grateful senior contact Sgt. Jim Pacetti at email@example.com or call 708-499-7880.
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