Snow Halts the Streetcars

Wednesday, January 18, 1871

Local street car companies still struggle to recover from a heavy snow that fell five days earlier.  The South Side Company has its State Street line open to 31stStreet, while its Cottage Grove Avenue route is open to 30th Street.  Both the Indiana and Archer Avenue lines are still shut.  The North Clark Street line is clear to North Avenue, but the Chicago Avenue and Division Street routes are still blocked.  The worst problems are with the West Side lines:  the Madison Street, Milwaukee Avenue, Blue Island Avenue, and Clinton Street lines all remain shut.