In case you were wondering or worried, the CTA is ready for whatever Mother Nature brings us overnight. Even if it's just two-to-three inches. Here's the CTA press release:
With meteorologists predicting a two-to-three inch snowfall in Chicago,
the CTA is prepared to deploy staff to rail stations as conditions
dictate to ensure CTA platforms are clear for customers.
"CTA will continue to monitor conditions and listen to weather reports
throughout the evening and will deploy crews should the predicted
snowfall occur," said CTA President Richard L. Rodriguez. "We want to
ensure that customers are able to board and exit platforms as they make
their way to and from work."
CTA's snow command team is prepared to be out in force to keep bus
garages and bus turnarounds clear and to coordinate efforts with the
City of Chicago's snow command. Should the anticipated sleet and snow
accumulate, crews will salt bus terminals, turnarounds and garages.
If needed, CTA track and substation staff will be on duty at rail yards
to clear switches of snow and ice build up. Rail switch heaters
throughout the rail system also would be activated to help reduce ice
buildup. Parking lot vendors for CTA Park & Ride lots will be
notified to salt and keep parking lots clear.