Chicago severe blizzard snowstorm. Des Plaines Illinois USA. Tuesday, February 1st, 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this now historic photo on Tuesday, February 1st 2011, in northwest suburban Des Plaines Illinois.
The infamous Chicago Blizzard of 2011, had just began to fall and wreak havoc on the entire Chicagoland area less than an hour ago.
I was heading east on Oakton Street enroute back to My company bus garage in Glenview Illinois, when I spotted two school buses fighting the extreme blizzard conditions in traffic as well.
With high winds, the snow was blowing sideways like a desert sand storm and accumulating very quickly.
It was a lousy afternoon to go driving anywhere. My commute home was even worse that evening.