Chicago (WLS) — Wednesday morning’s commute is disrupted as snow rolls across the Chicago area.
Ah winter weather advisory Valid until 3:00 p.m. in Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Winnebago counties. Eastern Will, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Northern Will, Southern Cook and Southern Will counties until 6 p.m. Central Cook, DuPage, Lake, and North Cook until 9:00 p.m.; Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana until 1:00 a.m. ET.
According to ChiPopular Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler, the snow is expected to be steady in the morning and weaken by mid-afternoon.
She projects 2 to 4 inches total, up to 5 inches in Indiana.
Butler says temperatures are in the mid to low 30s and visibility can be poor.
Chicago’s Department of Street Sanitation has deployed more than 200 salt spreaders to focus on highways.
Light snow fell in the city around 5am, but it fell at a steady pace and covered some surfaces.
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At approximately 7:30 am, O’Hare had 62 cancellations, averaging about 20 minutes of delay. Midway experienced 137 cancellations and delays of less than 15 minutes.
Around 5am, it started snowing rapidly in Oak Brook, partially covering the roads.
The highway was largely cleared, but very smooth.
Near the Roosevelt Road and the Eisenhower Expressway, snow can be seen on the side roads.
It melts on the highway, but it’s squishy and slippery.
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In forest parks, snow piles up, covering grasslands and surroundings.
And in the southern suburb of Minooka, the drive was dangerous early Wednesday.
Snow plows were also seen in the suburbs.
Motorists are advised to slow down for space.
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