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More Severe Weather Slams Chicago

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Another round of winter weather is hitting the Chicago area today, and it isn’t expected to end any time soon.

If you notice a break in the weather today, chances are it’s just a lull in a two-part system crossing through the area. The second phase isn’t expected to pass until tomorrow afternoon, according to the National Weather Services’ Edward Fenelon.

FENELON: Before it’s all said and done, we may see snowfall amounts anywhere from 5-8 inches up along the North Shore, the northwest suburbs and the Rockford area, tapering back to only an inch or two south of Interstate 80, where we have the snow mixing with the sleet and freezing rain.

The messy weather is causing major delays for travelers moving by plane, road or rail. And it even tripped up Santa Claus, who was expected to travel by helicopter to the University of Chicago Children’s hospital.

That visit has been cancelled.

I’m Ammad Omar, Chicago Public Radio.

Related: Meteorologist Edward Fenelon Gives Update on Storms

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