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Blizzard By the Numbers

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



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    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.