Weather forecast: Chicago-area snowstorm could make morning commutes messy

Weather forecast: Chicago-area snowstorm could make morning commutes messy
Weather forecast: Chicago-area snowstorm could make morning commutes messy

CHICAGO (WLS) — Snow could spoil Wednesday morning’s ride as flakes have started falling in the Chicago area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Winnebago counties until 3 p.m.; East Will, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, North Will, South Cook and South Will counties until 6 p.m.; Central Cook, DuPage, Lake and North Cook until 9 p.m. and until 1 a.m. EST in Lake and Porter counties, Indiana.

The snow is expected to be steady through the morning and ease by mid-afternoon, ABC7 Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler said.

She expected 2-4 inches total, with up to 5 inches in Indiana.

Temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s, with poor visibility at times, Butler said.

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed more than 200 salt spreaders to focus on arterial roads.

Light snow fell across the city around 5 a.m., but it was falling at a steady rate and piling up on some surfaces.

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The snow was falling quickly in Oak Brook around 5am and the roads were partly snow covered.

The main roads were clear for the most part but were very slippery.

Near Roosevelt Road and the Eisenhower Highway, snow can be seen sticking to side roads.

It melts on the highways, but it’s a slippery mess.

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In Forest Park, snow is piling up, covering grass and neighborhoods.

And in the southern suburb of Minooka, driving was treacherous early Wednesday.

Snow plows could also be seen in the suburbs.

Motorists are asked to give them space and slow down.

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