More snow was expected into the evening, and crews were continuing to plow around the clock to clear the snow that began on New Year's Eve.
Crews have been working in 12-hour shifts to clear the snow since 5:00 on Dec. 31, according to Burke. As of Thursday afternoon, crews had cleared and salted the main roads, and had cleared most of the snow from the residential roads but had yet to salt those streets, he said.
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"There's probably at most an inch or two of them, so they're driveable," Burke said.
The snowstorm that started New Year's Eve and is expected to continue through tonight was being hailed as the largest to hit the area since the the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, according to the Chicago Weather Center blog.
In contrast to the blizzard, Burke said this snowstorm has lasted longer and dropped lighter, fluffier snow. The lighter snow is easier to move, but the duration of the storm has kept plow crews out much longer.
"This way we've just been going around and around," he said.
Another snow plow crew will take over at 7 p.m. Thursday and continue through the night until 7 a.m. Friday morning, he said.
While there is no special emergency parking ban in effect, residents must abide by the village's winter parking ban on residential streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to April 1, according to Burke.
He also advised residents to give space to snowplows on the roads, not to follow too closely or cut in front of them.
Snow could continue to fall until 6 p.m. this evening with a lake effect snow warning in effect for Lake, Cook, DuPage and Will counties.
A wind chill advisorywill take effect for much of the area from 9 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Friday with temperatures between -8 to -18 expected and wind chill values between -15 and -25 degrees.
The National Weather Service reported two-day snowfall totals as of 9:25 a.m. Thursday with Gurnee topping its chart with 18 inches of snow. Here is a look at what other communities recorded for snowfall:
- GURNEE 2W (LAKE): 18.0
- HIGHWOOD 1S (LAKE): 15.1
- RIVERWOODS (LAKE): 13.8
- MUNDELEIN (LAKE): 13.7
- BUFFALO GROVE 2N (LAKE): 13.7
- INVERNESS 2S (COOK): 13.5
- BEACH PARK 1W (LAKE): 12.9
- ELK GROVE VILLAGE 1ESE (COOK): 12.8
- HARWOOD HEIGHTS 2NNE (COOK): 12.8
- SCHAUMBURG 2E (COOK): 12.7
- ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 2NNW (COOK): 12.3
- LAKE VILLA 1SSW (LAKE): 11.9
- WAUKEGAN 2N (LAKE): 11.8
- PARK RIDGE (COOK): 11.8
- ELMHURST 1ESE (DU PAGE): 11.0
- LINCOLNWOOD 2E (COOK): 10.8
- GENOA (DE KALB): 10.4
- BARRINGTON (LAKE): 10.3
- BOTANIC GARDENS (COOK): 9.7
- HOFFMAN ESTATES 5W (COOK): 9.4
- WINFIELD (DU PAGE): 9.1
- ELGIN (KANE): 9.1
- ST. CHARLES (KANE): 9.0
- OAK PARK 2S (COOK): 9.0
- HARVARD (MCHENRY): 9.0
- BULL VALLEY 2WNW (MCHENRY): 8.8
- CAROL STREAM (DU PAGE): 8.6
- WOODSTOCK (MCHENRY): 8.0
- ROCKFORD 3NE (WINNEBAGO): 8.0
- DOWNERS GROVE 2SE (DU PAGE): 8.0
- MIDWAY COOP (COOK): 7.5
- GENEVA 1SSW (KANE): 7.5
- LA GRANGE PARK 1SSW (COOK): 7.4
- NORTH AURORA 2NE (KANE): 7.2
- BURR RIDGE 2SW (DU PAGE): 7.2
- OAK BROOK (DU PAGE): 6.9
- LISLE (DU PAGE): 6.7
- BATAVIA (KANE): 6.7
- BARTLETT 1SSE (DU PAGE): 6.5
- AURORA (KANE): 6.5
- PLAINFIELD 2SSE (WILL): 6.3
- MARENGO (MCHENRY).: 6.0
- O'HARE (COOK): 5.8
- BOLINGBROOK 3NE (DU PAGE): 5.5
- PALOS PARK 1SW (COOK).: 5.1
- YORKVILLE 1W (KENDALL): .4.5
- Schaumburg: 14.5 inches
- Gurnee: 16 inches
- Arlington Heights: 16 inches
- Evanston: 10 inches
- Cary: 11.8 inches
- Mundelein: 13.7 inches
- Wheaton: 7 inches
- Streamwood: 11.9 inches
- Winfield: 9.1 inches