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Heavy Snow Gives Way to Bitter Cold

Deerfield clears streets of more than a foot of snow before sub zero temperatures set in.

Now that Deerfield has cleared more than a foot of snow from its streets, it is bracing for sub zero temperatures.
Now that Deerfield has cleared more than a foot of snow from its streets, it is bracing for sub zero temperatures.

Deerfield’s streets have been cleared of more than a foot of snow since the current storm began Tuesday as the Village braces for forecasted temperatures of six below zero tonight and colder next week, according to local reports.

The Village has been plowing its streets and roads since Tuesday with an around the clock effort, according to Andrew Lichterman, the assistant to the village manger. “We made one last salting pass this afternoon,” he said.

The melting effect of the salt will be important late today as the temperature is predicted to reach six below zero overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Though the mercury could rise to 30 Saturday, it expected to plunge to seven below Sunday night and go no higher than seven below Monday before dipping to minus 15 Monday night. Tuesday’s high is expected to reach zero.

The Village will take advantage of a low of 12 Friday night to clear sidewalks in downtown Deerfield, according to Lichterman. “We’ll starter after 10 p.m. and (the downtown sidewalks) will be clear by Saturday morning,” he said.

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