Chicago is digging itself out of its 5th largest snowstorm ever on Monday after nearly 20 inches fell at O'Hare Airport between Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday.
The city received 16.2 inches of snow on February 1, making it the snowiest February day in Chicago history. The snow total also made it the 4th snowiest day on record for any month in the city, the National Weather Service said.
The lake-effect snow had largely tapered off in time for the morning commute, and no major traffic incidents have been reported, according to the Chicago Tribune. Still, major delays were reported on public transportation — but unlike in New York last week, trains were still running.
Only 2,400 electric customers were without power Monday morning, the Tribune reported. Chicago Public Schools closed for the third time this year.
It wasn't completely business-as-usual in Chicago: Deep-dish pizza shop Lou Malnati's closed at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday — back when it still looked like the Seahawks would win the Super Bowl.
The snowstorm made for rough driving conditions on the biggest food delivery day of the year. The manager of Pequod's Pizza told the Chicago Sun-Times that "delivery drivers aren't exactly known for having vehicles with four-wheel drive."
Fittingly, all but one Sunday showing of Disney on Ice's "Frozen" show at the United Center went on despite the snowy conditions.
Some Chicagoans took pride in their ho-hum reaction to the storm, which left the city with about 10 more inches of snow than Central Park saw last week.
The snowstorm bumped the Super Bowl out of the main spot on local newspaper front pages.
Sam Kirkland is a BuzzFeed News Reporter and an editor on the mobile news team. He is based in New York.
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