I pretty much had to just wander around, looking for my car until I found it? The lot south of McCormick Place must of had a rows and rows of cars I helped other folks find their cars as they helped me find mine. Which wound up there from hundreds of abandoned cars were still stranded on Lake Shore Drive Wednesday after a winter storm made the highway impassable. Officials from Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation told the Chicago media they were working to clear the cars as quickly as possible.
Cars that have been removed were towed to area lots at no charge to owners.
Mayor Daley’s Chief of Staff Raymond Orozco asked motorists who abandoned their cars to call the city’s information line, 311, to check on the location, but according to some residents the cataloging effort is coming up short.
When I called the number earlier in the morning I didn’t get much help.
“I spoke with a woman who basically told me she could give me no information about the location where my car was towed,” Except that its in McCormick Pl. Lot C “I said, ‘So I pretty much have to just wander around, looking for my car until I find it?’, and she said, ‘That is correct.'”
I wasn’t even sure if my car has been removed. I said she left it on the road at around 10:45 p.m. and I got bussed home.
In other disastrous events, Across the city and the suburbs, the massive effort is still underway to remove and then get rid of nearly two feet of snow from the Blizzard of 2011.
City officials are encouraging people to limit their time outside when possible, due to the bitter cold. That’s not easy considering the city is still digging out from a major storm that coated the area with more than 20 inches of snow in two days.
Crews are focusing on the city’s main arteries but hope to move to the smaller side streets soon. They were starting near hospitals and schools, officials said.
In the Old Irving Park neighborhood, it was hit or miss to find a plowed street. Despite that, some are willing to wait.
“I understand that they can’t get here yet but hopefully they will be here by the weekend,The driver of a city truck was ticketed after fatally striking a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon during snow removal operations in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood.
The pedestrian, 44-year-old Albert Moya was struck at 2:57 p.m. in the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
Moya, of 2894 S. Archer, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday showed he died of multiple injuries from a truck striking a pedestrian, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death an accident.
The vehicle that struck Moya was a city Department of Transportation fleet truck, police said. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash and was ticketed for operating the vehicle in reverse and failing to exercise due care for a pedestrian, he said.
Four men, all in their 60s, are dead after shoveling snow Wednesday at their homes in DuPage County, following one of the worst snowstorms to hit the Chicago area in 40 years.
Charles Hubbard, 69, of Downers Grove, was shoveling snow at his home when he suffered a fatal heart attack, according to DuPage County Coroner’s .
Pheao Sam, 62, died from a heart attack while shoveling snow at his home in Carol Stream, according to the coroner’s office. The man reportedly experienced chest pain and went inside.
Robert Andreason, 69, of Glendale Heights, had been shoveling for five hours at his home , and then went inside, according to the coroner’s office. His wife found him unresponsive a short time later.
A 61-year-old Carol Stream man cleared part of his driveway on Wednesday and went inside, where he suffered a fatal heart attack, according to the coroner’s office. The victim was found dead by family members
“Snowmageddon 2011was an ordeal that I don’t want to relive.”