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Snow Advisory Update: 

 Schools Closed Tomorrow

Dear Friends,


As the snow continues to accumulate, virtually all neighborhood schools, public and private, will be closed tomorrow.  

While classes are cancelled, CPS buildings will remain open and accept students who still arrive at schools.  CPS teachers and educational support personnel are not expected at schools tomorrow, but CPS administrative staff, building engineers and custodians will report to work.

Some area pre-schools are also closed or opening later, so please call your pre-school to check.

With 15 inches of snow on the ground now, and several more inches likely, Streets and Sanitation has added equipment to the snow removal efforts - 500 pieces of equipment will be on the streets overnight and tomorrow, once again clearing the main streets first. 

The side streets will be plowed beginning sometime Monday morning, after the main streets are clear.   You can check 
www.chicagoshovels.org to see the progress of snow plows in the neighborhood. 

CTA buses have been routed off of Lake Shore Drive due to conditions, including waves coming over the Drive.  CTA will assess the situation in the morning, but bus stops are unchanged

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a blizzard warning in effect until midnight tonight, and temperatures are dropping.  Tom Skilling of WLS says that this is the 7th largest snow in Chicago history. 

Dropping temperatures will make streets and sidewalks more treacherous as salt is less effective. Please stay safe and be careful if traveling outside. 

Our office will be open tomorrow with regular hours.  

Hang in there!

Sincerely,

Michele Signature

 Michele Smith

 43rd Ward Alderman