Blizzard By the Numbers

From number of homes without power to number of street lights out in Chicago.

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011  |  Updated 8:29 PM CDT
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Full Coverage: Blizzard 2011

Hundreds of people were stranded on Lake Shore Drive last night, thousands of people were without power.

Here's a rundown of numbers pertaining to the blizzard, as of Wednesday morning:

9 p.m.: Time when the storm was reported to be at its worst

24: Inches that some parts of Chicago could see before the storm ends

20.2: Inches of snow at O'Hare

3rd: Ranking of this Chicago storm since records have been kept

40: Miles per hour winds expected

1: CTA line suspended; no lines closed

5: Metra lines closed

60: Miles closed on I-80

274: Plows currently stationed on main street routes, plus garbage trucks with plows

1,800: Flights canceled at O'Hare

12: Years since Chicago closed public schools

500: National Guard Troops activated

7: Buildings reportedly damaged, including Wrigley Field

300: ComEd crews working Wednesday morning to fix down lines

174,000: Homes that lost power last night during the storm

103,000: Homes were power outages that have been restored, as of this morning.

76,000: Homes still without of power, as of this morning; 50,000 of the homes are in the city.

98: Street lights reported out

22: Poles reported down

14: Wires reported down

1: Fatality. No other serious injuries were reported.

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