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Blizzard warning brings possible flooding

(Lakeshore Drive in 1967)

In addition to large amounts of snow, today’s potential blizzard could bring large flood-causing waves from Lake Michigan. Please read the following warning from ASCO:
According to ASCO president Sheli Lulkin, who led the fight in the l970s and 1980s for Sheridan Road shoreline protection, possible flooding sites with an east wind include Congregation Emanuel parking lot, 6151 N. Sheridan, and the Glenlake, Granville and Rosemont street ends. If the wind veers more to the north, problems may occur at Ardmore including the Bike path, the beach and the street itself. Buildings with driveways going downward should be vigilant. It is important that maintenance staffs keep the catch basins open, especially on the street ends mentioned above. Lulkin also warned residents to expect heavier traffic on Sheridan Road because it was clear. If we get ice from lake flooding there could possibly be traffic diversion.

We have also been warned by the City that the bus tracking systems may not be operating properly during the blizzard.

The Police Department said:
“In addition to snow, a Lakeshore Flood Watch is also in effect from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon. 30-40 mile per hour winds with gusts up to 60 mph at the shore is expected to create 14-18 foot waves with occasional waves up to 25 feet.


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