As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Saturday, February 6
The City has launched Chicago Shovels, a portal for snow-related information -- including a real-time plow tracker during storms -- to make sure another blizzard doesn't blindside us. You might also want to check out 2inch.es, an interactive map of 2-inch snow routes and overnight parking restrictions, and its sister site, WasMyCarTowed.com.