Week Around The Ists
It was all about "Blizzaster 2011" at Chicagoist this week, AKA "Tuesday." 20.3 inches of thundersnow fell on the city. Staffer Benjy Lipsman wrote of his four-hour bus ride on Lake Shore Drive during the height of the storm. Motorists and buses were stranded on the Drive, which led to questions about why it wasn’t shut down before the storm hit and why Mayor Daley went missing the day after. Side streets were slowly being cleared by the city and volunteers. Readers have been sharing their best blizzaster photography and a DIY "I Survived the Blizzaster" t-shirt decal was created to commemorate the storm.