Icy Conditions Make for Dangerous Travel, Cause Transit Issues


What to Know

  • Ice Typhoon Caution till nine a.m. Tuesday for DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Prepare dinner, Grundy, Will and Kendall counties in Unwell. and Lake County, Ind.

  • Ice accumulations of as much as part an inch are imaginable

A large number of crashes had been reported in conjunction with giant delays and transit problems as an Ice Typhoon Caution persevered for portions of the Chicago house Tuesday.  

The caution remained in impact till nine a.m. for DeKalb, DuPage Kane, LaSalle, Prepare dinner, Grundy, Will and Kendall counties in Illinois in conjunction with Lake County in Indiana. 

Ice accumulations of as much as part an inch are imaginable.

South Shore Line and Metra Electrical trains had been suspended Tuesday morning because of “excessive climate stipulations.” In the meantime, different Metra traces had been experiencing delays because of switching issues. 

The Chicago Transit Authority additionally mentioned some traces had been running with “primary delays” due mechnical issues from serious climate, specifically Inexperienced Line and Red Line trains. Nonetheless, CTA mentioned it’s going to honor Metra tickets at the following bus routes: 71, 26, 28, 6, J14, 2 and 1. Riders had been additionally inspired to take Rock Island District trains or Pink Line trains if imaginable. 

Motorists had been being steered to depart overtime as a large number of spinouts and slick spots persevered during the morning rush hour, in keeping with officers.

“We’re simply asking folks to present overtime, stay it gradual,” mentioned Illinois Division of Transportation spokesman Man Tridgell. 

A Iciness Climate Advisory may also stay in impact via middle of the night for Lake and McHenry counties.

Sturdy winds are anticipated to expand overdue Tuesday, bringing the possibility of blowing snow and a danger for energy energy outages, particularly in spaces with vital ice accumulations. 

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