How to find help and track plows through Chicago as snow and ‘extreme’ cold begin

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CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has deployed more than 200 plows since the snow started, and by the time it gets really bad that number will rise to close to 300, as plows clear snow from the main streets then work on the side streets when it's all over and done with.

City officials said they have been planning for storms like these since July, and as "extreme cold" and snow rolls into the city, anyone looking for one of Chicago's six community warning centers or other help should call 3-1-1. They say people should also be checking on their neighbors, especially when the subfreezing temperatures begin. The City will transport people to shelter placements if necessary.

You can also track the snow plows in real time to see which areas are getting plowed throughout the winter.