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Rich Carlson of Des Plaines said he was riding, and mostly pushing, his bike on a 6-mile trip for exercise on Golf Road on Thursday in Des Plaines.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Pedro Castrejon of Martin & Associates Landscaping shovels sidewalks in front of businesses in Woodland Commons in Buffalo Grove on Wednesday. The overnight snowstorm forced area residents to once again dig out their driveways and face morning traffic problems on commutes to work and school.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Traffic backs up along Route 31 in Elgin as snow hits the Fox Valley hard Wednesday complicating much of the morning commute to work.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

A driver emerges from his car after sliding into a ditch along Terra Cotta Road in Crystal Lake Wednesday morning. Another car sits in the same spot from an earlier incident.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Snow falling faster than the plows could move it caused major traffic delays on the eastbound Jane Addams expressway Wednesday morning.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Gustavo Ernandes rides his bicycle to work on Lee Street in Des Plaines on Thursday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

An unidentified person navigates some of the drifts in Algonquin as snow hits the Fox Valley hard Wednesday complicating much of the morning commute to work.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Mariano's grocery store employee Heidi Snodie pushes carts in the snow at the new store in Lake Zurich on Wednesday. The overnight snowstorm forced area residents to once again dig out their driveways and face morning traffic problems on commutes to work and school.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Snow plows were out in force Wednesday morning along Route 176 in Prairie Grove.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Snow is starting to pile up in parking lots, such as Coscto in Naperville. Crews had to deal with more snow Wednesday morning.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

A sign on the Golf Road circle fell or was knocked down in Des Plaines on Thursday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A driver gets stuck in a ditch and waits for a tow truck along Route 176 just west of Island Lake Wednesday morning.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Snow is starting to pile up in parking lots, such as Coscto in Naperville. Crews had to deal with more snow Wednesday morning.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

A man crosses a snowy Douglas Avenue in Elgin Wednesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

John Gerlach blows snow at a neighbors house with friend Bob Rogers (not pictured) in Geneva Wednesday morning. "We do the neighborhood," he said. "We're both retired and we love being outdoors." "We're getting a little bit old, but what the heck. Our wives look out the windows every 10 minutes to see if we're still upright," he said.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Traffic moves slowly looking north toward Oak Brook from Rt. 83 and Chicago Ave.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Jeff Lennard and his wife Val shovel snow in front of their Elgin home Wednesday morning.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

A driver waits to have his car pulled out from a snowbank along Route 176 in Island Lake. Wednesday morning's commute was hampered by overnight snowfall.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Wauconda resident Steve Ford shovels his driveway along Osage Street Wednesday morning.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 2/5/2014 12:44 PM

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Overnight snow made for a long and messy commute for many in the suburbs trying to get to work on Wednesday.
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