Snowtorious B.I.G. Storm hits Chicago


Snoverdose: More Wicked WeatherThe windy city lived up to its name on February 2, 2011, as gusts of snow and wind were recorded as high as 67 mph. The blizzard speeds were responsible for thousands of blackouts, numerous car accidents, and left hundreds of people stranded in their cars for up to 12 hours on Chicago’s busiest freeway. Chicago received snow flurries, frigid temperatures, and heavy ice sheets for over 24 hours. As of now, it was Chicago’s third-largest storm on record. Buses, trains, and airplanes were not risking the weather so all transportation was at a standstill. Chicago’s O’Hare frozen solid Airport, was closed after 20.2 inches of snow fell and Chicago’s public schools were closed for the first time in 12 years. It is safe to say, Snowtorious B.I.G. and its 2,000-mile-long trail of snow and ice from the Midwest to the Northeast it left in its path will be remembered.

Brooke B

Sources: http://abcnews.go.com | Video at http://abcnews.go.com

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