PHOTOS: Patch Captures the Storm
Photographers hit the streets documenting Deerfield's weather conditions.
Deerfield residents woke up to a white Wednesday.
Storms pounded the Chicagoland area throughout the night, leaving some without power and the snow continues to fall.
According to the National Weather Service a blizzard warning remains in effect for Lake County until 3 p.m. Forecasters are warning, “a crippling and potentially killer blizzard will continue this morning.”
A wind chill watch was also issued at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will remain in effect until noon on Thursday.
Plows have been working around the clock trying to clear roads, but if you take a peak outside, they’re not exactly done.
Many residents are simply snowed in. But Patch has got you covered. We've been snapping photos throughout the night to make sure you know exactly what's happening outside.
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It's supposed to be one of the biggest storms our area has seen in a long time. Forecasters are predicting full-blown blizzard conditions with up to two feet of snow and wind gusts topping 50 mph.
Residents are being warned to stay off the roads and inside.
According to Dan Busscher, the superintendent of streets and utilities with the Village of Deerfield there are five plow trucks out combing the streets. “Not a lot of snow, just a lot of blowing around,” Busscher said around 6 p.m. Tuesday night. “The main event will start around 9 p.m.”
Busscher’s crew has been advised about the severity of the situation and has a simple plan of action, “The game plan is to plow the snow until it’s out of here,” he said and encourages residents to, “Stay home, keep cars off the road and park in the driveway if possible.”
Over the course of the next 24 hours (starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday) Deerfield Patch will be updating this photo gallery giving you a peak at Mother Nature's terror. You'll be able to experience the storm, without having to step outside.
Feel free to contribute your own photos as well.