Chicago leaders prepare for winter storm, severe cold
CHICAGO — It’s all hands on deck at the City of Chicago as forecasts call for blizzard conditions and dangerous cold in the next few days.
Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) held a press conference to brief residents on the Winter Storm Warning and severe cold expected to come with the weather system.
Joining the OEMC was:
- National Weather Service in Chicago
- Department of Streets and Sanitation
- Department of Family Support and Services
- Department of Buildings
- Chicago Department of Transportation
- Department of Water Management
- Chicago Fire Department
- Chicago Department of Aviation
- Chicago Public Schools
- Peoples Gas
- Chicago Transit Authority
- Chicago Park District
- Chicago Public Library
For the latest weather updates, check out the WGN Weather blog.
The warning will be in effect for Thursday at 9 a.m. through Saturday at 6 a.m. for McHenry, Boone, DeKalb, Kane and LaSalle counties.
Starting at noon Thursday, the warning goes into effect for Cook, Will and DuPage counties until 6 a.m. Saturday. It begins for Lake, Newton and Jasper counties in Northwest Indiana at 3 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Saturday.
The National Weather Service is predicting two to five inches of snow. However, frigid temperatures are forecasted to last beyond those days.
You can view the entire press conference in the video above.
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