Photos: Chicago Blizzard 2011

Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: A car sits facing the wrong direction on a ramp to Lake Shore Drive as cars in the northbound lanes (rear) of the Drive sit stranded after the road was rendered impassible by accidents and deep snow during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: A Singapore Airlines Cargo jet lands as workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: A board shows the status of scheduled flights at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Despite efforts to return to normal the Chicago Department of Aviation still reported at least 1,000 flights had been cancelled today. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Gunther Arntzen uses a shovel to probe through the snow to find a runway sign at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Workers clear snow from around the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a gate area at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Francisco Montes clears snow from the sidewalk in front of his neighbor's home February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Ptrick Nolan clears snow from a runway sign at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Gustavo Prieto clears snow from a parking meter February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
Chicago Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 03: Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying today for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes Tuesday afternoon. Throughout the city residents continue to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Commuters wait for a bus along Michigan Avenue February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making the snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: A worker cleans snow from around a store in the Wicker Park neighborhood February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A city bus passes a skier on Michigan Avenue during a snowstorm February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: A city bus passes a skier on Michigan Avenue during a snowstorm February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A city bus passes a skier on Michigan Avenue during a snowstorm February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A hotel doorman stands his post in front of a downtown hotel during a snowstorm February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Commuters wait for a bus along Michigan Avenue February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making the snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Diane Watry skis down Michigan Avenue as she makes her way to work February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making the snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Pedestrians make thier way along Michigan Avenue during a snowstorm February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Pedestrians make thier way along Michigan Avenue during a snowstorm February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow overnight in Chicago, making it the third largest snowfall recorded in the city's history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nate Azark)
(Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
Midwest Braces For Major Snow Storm
IN SPACE - JANUARY 31: In this GOES-East satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), a water vapor image shows areas of high atmospheric moisture (colored in shades of blue) of a winter storm as it moves across the midwest area of the U.S. January 31, 2011 from space. According to NOAA, the Midwest and Northeast U.S. are bracing for yet another winter storm to strike Monday into Tuesday. It is expected that this storm may become one of the worst ever to hit Chicago, with blizzard conditions and 15" of accumulation expected. More than 20 states are currently under storm warnings or advisories from the National Weather Service. The New York City region is expecting 2-5" of snow, on top of icing conditions. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
(Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nicole Bendel)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nate Azark)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Commuters make their way through the Loop as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Snow falls on the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Drivers make their way down Michigan Avenue in the Loop as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nate Azark)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nicole Bendel)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A pedestrian navigates through the Loop during a snowstorm February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A pedestrian makes his way through the Loop as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A pedestrian makes his way across the Chicago River as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nicole Bendel)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A worker clears snow from the front of a building along Michigan Avenue in the Loop as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Cross country skiers navigate through the Loop during a snowstorm February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Pedestrians navigate through the Loop during a snowstorm February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: A pedestrian navigates through the loop during a snowstorm February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecaster predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Midwest Braces For Major Snow Storm
IN SPACE - JANUARY 31: In this GOES-East satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), a winter storm is seen as it moves across the Midwest area of the U.S. January 31, 2011 from space. According to NOAA, the Midwest and Northeast U.S. are bracing for yet another winter storm to strike Monday into Tuesday. It is expected that this storm may become one of the worst ever to hit Chicago, with blizzard conditions and 15" of accumulation expected. More than 20 states are currently under storm warnings or advisories from the National Weather Service. The New York City region is expecting 2-5" of snow, on top of icing conditions. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
(Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
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Chicago Blizzard 2011 (Photo Nicole Bendel)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 01: Drivers make their way down Michigan Avenue in the Loop as snow begins to fall on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is under a blizzard warning for today and Wednesday as forecasters predict up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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