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Whiteout Day

02/04/2011 05:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It was pretty well impossible to get anywhere in Chicago yesterday. And Lake Shore Drive was still closed at 4:45 pm. (UPDATE - it re-opened this morning.) I was out early to take a look and actually walked across this busy expressway in the middle of what would normally be the morning rush. As you can see below it was quite safe!

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So we all worked from home. But I took another breath of fresh air after lunch by which time the blizzard was over; and we went to the only slope in Chicago. There were plenty of kids around - all the schools were closed, for the first time in Chicago in 12 years apparently. At least it gave some color to the landscape!

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