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!


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!