Final tally of snowfall Monday to Tuesday: 6 inches in Chicago, more in some 'burbs

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Cicero Avenue snowfall, as seen in the trees, on Tuesday. Photo credit WBBM Newsradio/Mike Ramsey

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago residents dug themselves out of several inches of snow Tuesday after a winter storm moved over the Chicago area.

O’Hare International Airport recorded 6 inches of snow just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, several hours after the system first hit the region.

That makes it the largest snowfall in Chicago since April 14, 2019, when 5.4 inches fell, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow was expected to continue through Tuesday evening, although the “worst is behind us,” the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

Less snow fell on Midway Airport, which recorded 4.5 inches Tuesday. But the highest totals were in the north and northwest suburbs.

Palatine measured 7.3 inches of snow. Seven inches of snow fell on Schaumburg and Roselle. CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist said the most snowfall fell in Buffalo Grove, which saw 7.9 inches.

The south and southwest suburbs saw lower snow totals, with 2.5 inches of snow having fallen in Romeoville by Tuesday evening.

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