CHICAGO (WLS) –
The Chicagos woke up to an extreme cold Saturday as the temperature was -6 early in the morning.
The height on Saturday is expected to reach only 12 degrees. It is also expected to fall from 1 to 2 inches of snow in the evening, mostly on the southern outskirts.
A winter storm warning was issued for 9 am Sunday to 18:00 Monday for Kennesh, Rasin and Walworth in Wisconsin. Winter watches will take effect in 6 hours. Sunday to 18:00
It is expected that heavy snow will fall on Sunday on Monday.
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The annual Gathering of Polar Diving was held Saturday afternoon at Oak Street Beach in Chicago. Hundreds of people jumped into Lake Michigan, as the air rates were at 4 degrees at midday and the water temperature was about 30 degrees.
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Temperatures are not expected to go beyond teenagers, and this has caused problems for pipes and roads. Resting water may freeze in minutes when exposed to the morning freezing temperatures. The crews are in place trying to clear the ice cloud
Water main breaker: City crews are working to repair the water pipe in the Calumet Heights neighborhood. The water flowing down the street turned into large ice sheets. Residents will have no water until the problem is resolved. [ABC7Chicago pic.twitter.com/1yeGyaER8L
– Alexis Makadams ABC-7 (@AlexisMcAdamsTV) January 26, 2019
The Polar Wind Turbine Explanator:
Snow and slippery road conditions Friday night on Saturday morning caused several road accidents in some parts of the city and the suburbs.
Two people were injured in a car accident near South Canal Street and South Archer Avenue. The vehicle in which the victims had boarded a viaduct around 1:30 am
Both victims, a woman in a state of severe health and a man in critical condition were taken to the Stroger Hospital.
On the west I-80 Avenue Haarlem, a tanker truck turned around 1 am, the western alleys of the highway were closed for several hours while the crews cleared the road. There are no reports of serious injuries. All the trails reopened on Saturday afternoon. The crash is under investigation.
Two crashes were also reported in I-55 north in early Saturday. One catastrophe occurred at a station 261 near Illinois Ruth 126, and the other in Mif 259 near Lockport / Plainfield Road.
Although it was engaged in freezing keys in some areas, several rail interruptions and some mechanical failures, Metra said there are some residual delays, but it keeps things up and running to prevent the problems, the crews used fire to heat parts of the rails to protect the metal.
Metra is sad to keep the traffic of this song that has interruptions so they can fix it completely. But metra expects this cold spell to cause a lot of chaos.
Metra said that now there are alert teams on 12-hour clock shifts, so someone is always available. In the yards of the Metra trains there will be additional staff because it will not shut off its locomotives over the weekend.
During the extreme cold, the Illinois Tollway launched 24/7 road patrols to quickly help all the blocked drivers and respond. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To stay safe in these extreme colds, Tollway recommends that you have a cell phone fully charged before heading out, make sure that the tires is properly inflated, your gas at least halfway to avoid freezing of the gas pipeline and to maintain safety kit in the car, items like a torch, blanket and flashlight.
AAA is ready to answer hundreds of phone calls from people in need of roadside assistance
"If you are heading today, make sure the fuel tank is full so it can warm you if you are bogged down, and make sure you have very warm equipment in the car with you, "said AAA spokesman Beth Mosher.
Mechanic Chris Barrett of Darien Chippers Auto Care said the negative temperatures are heavy for your car, especially for your tires.
"These are basically tires," Barrett said. "No matter what you do, tires will lose air."
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