It was two years ago at this time that Chicago was digging out from one of the worst snowstorms in decades – and by far the worst storm I had experienced since the Great Halloween Blizzard of 1991 up in Minnesota. It started sometime around noon on Tuesday, prompting many businesses downtown to close early and let employees head for home. Nonetheless, dozens of cars became stranded on Lake Shore Drive as the snow intensified, causing accidents that blocked exits off the Drive and making driving conditions impossible.
I hunkered down for the night, but threw on my ski pants and coat first thing Wednesday morning to check out the scene in my neighborhood. Snow in some places was up to my knees and it continued to fall off and on throughout the morning. I took the shot above as I walked up Paulina from Wilson around 7:00 a.m. Impressively, by late afternoon, the street was almost completely clear.
What is the worst snowstorm you have experienced?