Chicago Snow - Scenes Suburbs and Loop. Snow Removing Machinery, Dumping from Trucks in Chicago River 2-3-61
Date Of Production
February 3 1961
This film documents heavy snowfall in Chicago on February 3, 1961.
This film begins with shots of the Chicago River beneath the Wabash Avenue Bridge and the Chicago Sun-Times building visible in the background. Footage shows municipal trucks dumping excess snow into the river, and tractors clearing N. State St. near the State-Lake Theatre and the Chicago Theatre. The film concludes with footage of residents clearing snow on the Far North Side, and includes a brief shot of Queen of All Saint School.
In reaction to 6-7.5 inches of snowfall, the city utilized 400 pieces of snow plowing and removal equipment and 1,000 personnel. The city estimated the snow removal cost between $600,000 and 700,000.