On February 3, 2011, Mayor Richard Daley’s administration awarded 32 $250,000 contracts. The contracts were for storm cleanup, snow removal and rescue. The storm dumped over 20 inches of snow on the city.
Many vehicles pulled over to park since they could not make it home. These vehicles remained on the streets covered with snow for days as city plows worked to clear streets. Despite meteorologists dispute over snowfall records, this storm has been confirmed the city’s third worst.