Streets and Sans Deploys More Than 280 Snow Plows and Salt Spreaders | NBC Chicago

Streets and Sans Deploys More Than 280 Snow Plows and Salt Spreaders

As of 9 a.m. Saturday, they had moved to snow and ice removal on side streets

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    Winter weather hasn't wasted any time in blanketing Chicago in snow and ice in 2015, but the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation has been moving quickly for this first winter storm.

    The city deployed more than 280 snow plows and salt spreaders to main streets, including Lake Shore Drive, Friday night to Saturday morning. As of 9 a.m. Saturday morning, they had moved to neighborhood and side streets for snow and ice removal, according to Molly Poppe, a spokeswoman for the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

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    Streets and Sanitation is warning drivers today to be cautious and drive according to the weather conditions.

    Snow removal in Chicago begins with salting arterial routes and Lake Shore Drive before moving to side streets. If you own a vehicle and are parked in the street, be aware of snow removal efforts in your neighborhood and move your car accordingly.

    To track plow service in your area, visit www.chicagoshovels.org.