Images: Suburban residents dig out from the snowstorm

 
 
Updated 11/26/2018 2:11 PM

Suburban residents dig out Monday after heavy snow wreaked havoc throughout the suburbs, causing school closures, dangerous road conditions and hundreds of flight cancellations.

Wauconda resident Mike Olandese removes heavy snow from the end of his Indian Ridge Trail driveway Monday morning. Olandese says you need to pace yourself when clearing heavier snow.
  Wauconda resident Mike Olandese removes heavy snow from the end of his Indian Ridge Trail driveway Monday morning. Olandese says you need to pace yourself when clearing heavier snow.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
"It's heavier than I thought it would be," said Andrew Specter of South Elgin as he shovels his neighbor's driveway in South Elgin Monday.
  "It's heavier than I thought it would be," said Andrew Specter of South Elgin as he shovels his neighbor's driveway in South Elgin Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sandy and Jeff Podlasek shovel their Arlington Heights driveway on Monday. "A shocker for the first snow", said Jeff Podlasek. "It's exhausting". The couple have been without power since 2 a.m.
  Sandy and Jeff Podlasek shovel their Arlington Heights driveway on Monday. "A shocker for the first snow", said Jeff Podlasek. "It's exhausting". The couple have been without power since 2 a.m.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Illinois State Police officials investigate a spinout on southbound 53 in Schaumburg after snowfall on Monday.
  Illinois State Police officials investigate a spinout on southbound 53 in Schaumburg after snowfall on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Everett Road was closed Monday morning between St. Marys and Riverwoods roads in Mettawa after a tree fell on power lines, snapping the pole in half.  Lake County residents spent Monday digging out from the overnight snowstorm.
  Everett Road was closed Monday morning between St. Marys and Riverwoods roads in Mettawa after a tree fell on power lines, snapping the pole in half. Lake County residents spent Monday digging out from the overnight snowstorm.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Holly Anderson and her son Alex Anderson, left, work remotely from the Arlington Heights Library on Monday. They lost power at 9 p.m. Sunday night.
  Holly Anderson and her son Alex Anderson, left, work remotely from the Arlington Heights Library on Monday. They lost power at 9 p.m. Sunday night.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Plows clear snow along Ryan Way in Roselle on Monday.
  Plows clear snow along Ryan Way in Roselle on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Part of Roselle Road in Roselle was blocked off Monday due to power lines down after the snowstorm.
  Part of Roselle Road in Roselle was blocked off Monday due to power lines down after the snowstorm.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
People dig out after heavy snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
  People dig out after heavy snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Larry Buckles  snow from his Arlington Heights driveway on Monday.
  Larry Buckles snow from his Arlington Heights driveway on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
People dig out after heavy snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
  People dig out after heavy snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
A utility pole came down during the blizzard on West Oakwood Drive in the Timberlake neighborhood north of Barrington.
  A utility pole came down during the blizzard on West Oakwood Drive in the Timberlake neighborhood north of Barrington.
Diane Dungey | Staff Photographer
Justin Becker of Elgin removes snow from his driveway Monday after a heavy overnight snowstorm.
  Justin Becker of Elgin removes snow from his driveway Monday after a heavy overnight snowstorm.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Drivers deal with snowy conditions on Route 20 in Elgin Monday morning.
  Drivers deal with snowy conditions on Route 20 in Elgin Monday morning.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Doug Turner of South Elgin shovels his driveway Monday after a heavy overnight snow.
  Doug Turner of South Elgin shovels his driveway Monday after a heavy overnight snow.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Katy Poteracki helps her kids, Michael, 4 and Nora, 3, right, through the deep snow while sledding at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights on Monday.
  Katy Poteracki helps her kids, Michael, 4 and Nora, 3, right, through the deep snow while sledding at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Kids enjoy a day off of school by sledding at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights  on Monday.
  Kids enjoy a day off of school by sledding at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
A sledder trudges through snow at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights on Monday.
  A sledder trudges through snow at Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Train tracks are covered in snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
  Train tracks are covered in snow in Arlington Heights on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Mike Olandese of Wauconda shovels heavy snow from the end of his driveway Monday morning at his Indian Ridge Trail home.
  Mike Olandese of Wauconda shovels heavy snow from the end of his driveway Monday morning at his Indian Ridge Trail home.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A family of snowmen greet passersby along Indian Ridge Trail in Wauconda Monday morning.
  A family of snowmen greet passersby along Indian Ridge Trail in Wauconda Monday morning.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Trees are plastered with snow along N. Ridgemoor Avenue in Mundelein as residents dig out Monday morning from the overning storm.
  Trees are plastered with snow along N. Ridgemoor Avenue in Mundelein as residents dig out Monday morning from the overning storm.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Crews remove snow from traffic lights in Elk Grove Village on Monday.
  Crews remove snow from traffic lights in Elk Grove Village on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
An Illinios State Police officer pushes a car out of the snow on Route 53 in Schaumburg on Monday.
  An Illinios State Police officer pushes a car out of the snow on Route 53 in Schaumburg on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A work van whizzes by snow cover trees on Randall Road in St. Charles Monday..
  A work van whizzes by snow cover trees on Randall Road in St. Charles Monday..
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sadie Ludwig, 9, left, tosses a hunk of ice out of the way as she and her sister Ava, 12, center, and friend Aubrey Dieckman build a snow front in front of the Ludwig home in Geneva Monday.
  Sadie Ludwig, 9, left, tosses a hunk of ice out of the way as she and her sister Ava, 12, center, and friend Aubrey Dieckman build a snow front in front of the Ludwig home in Geneva Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Power and utility lines hug the ground after a pole fell over along Everett Road just west of Riverwoods Road near Lincolnshire Monday.
  Power and utility lines hug the ground after a pole fell over along Everett Road just west of Riverwoods Road near Lincolnshire Monday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Tiga Gritzmacher of Arlington Heights does her school work in the Arlington Heights Library on Monday. Her power went out at 9p.m. Sunday night.
  Tiga Gritzmacher of Arlington Heights does her school work in the Arlington Heights Library on Monday. Her power went out at 9p.m. Sunday night.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The Arlington Heights Library was crowded Monday after many residents lost power following the snowstorm.
  The Arlington Heights Library was crowded Monday after many residents lost power following the snowstorm.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Heavy snow fell Sunday and Monday painting a pretty winter scene at the Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve play area near Mettawa.
  Heavy snow fell Sunday and Monday painting a pretty winter scene at the Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve play area near Mettawa.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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