A winter storm warning is in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 12 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
We can expect an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snow, and as much as 10 inches in some areas, according to the forecast. Accumulation could reach one to two inches an hour, making snow removal difficult.
The NWS also reports that winds might reach 25 to 30 mph, increasing the possibility of large snow drifts.
The following schools and school districts have closed for the day.
- Orland School District 135
- Consolidated High School District 230
- Community Consolidated School District 146
- Kirby School District 140
- Saint Michael School
- Mother McAuley
- Brother Rice
- St. Ignatius
- Marist High School
- Southwest Chicago Christian Schools
- St. Rita High School
- Mount Carmel High School
All Village of Orland Park buildings are open Tuesday, including the Sportsplex. The village asks that residents keep garbage cans off the street if this is a trash day and to keep fire hydrants visible.
Snow plows are working throughout the storm, salting and moving the snow.
"The biggest hindrance for the plows is parked cars on the street," Orland Park Public Information Officer Joe LaMargo said. "Cars must be parked in designated spots or driveways when more than two inches of snow falls, and until 10 hours after the storm stops to give plows a chance to make a clear pass through. Residents are also reminded to not shovel snow into the street as this creates dangerous hazards as other cars drive over."
The Bridge Teen Center is closed Tuesday for the weather.
Work on the LaGrange Road Metra bridge north of 143rd Street will be cancelled Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The Secretary of State office within Frederick T. Owens Village Hall will be closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
You can track the storm as it moves across the Chicago area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood.
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