Snow Daze

Get out and vote anyway

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    The state of legendary broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, who announced Chicago Cubs games for 40 years, is covered by a light snowfall Thursday, March 10, 2005, in downtown Chicago.

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    Better snow than cold. Until the tires hit the road, that is.

    A weather system has moved into to the Chicago area and is expected to dump between one and two inches of snow on the Chicago area which could make for a tricky morning commute.

    Chicago’s snow command released 175 snow fighting trucks at 2:30 am to patrol main strips.

    "While this passing weather system is not expected to produce any substantial accumulations, temperatures are still below freezing and the morning rush hour is right around the corner," said Matt Smith from the Streets and Sanitation department. "Our trucks will now be in place to assist the rush hour and address any weather related problems that could develop."

    The National Weather Service predicts just under an inch of snow before noon, which could lead to soggy shoes in voting booths as the polls open today. 

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