Jan 30, 2014

Back in the Good Old Days - 2011

Chicago Humbled by Powerful Storm

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Drivers along Lake Shore Drive found themselves trapped by a blizzard, 70-mile-an-hour gusts of wind and blocked exit ramps. No serious injuries were reported. More Photos »
CHICAGO — When Jenny Theroux plotted her commute home Tuesday afternoon, she was certain she would arrive well before the full force of the blizzard hit. For the final leg of her trip, she turned onto Lake Shore Drive, this city’s wide and busy thoroughfare along Lake Michigan, at 4 p.m.
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Hundreds of abandoned vehicles were strewn along the northbound lanes of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on Wednesday. More Photos »
Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press
Snow accumulated Wednesday in a bus stranded along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Some people were stranded for more than 12 hours. More Photos »

But instead of spending her usual 20 minutes along that stretch of road, Ms. Theroux sat in her car for the next 12 hours and 45 minutes at a dead stop, trapped in a line of hundreds of other cars and at least three city buses, everyone going nowhere.

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