'Icy and dangerous' driving conditions as freezing rain hits Chicago
February 7, 2013
The Thursday morning commute could be “icy and dangerous” in the Chicago region, according to a freezing rain advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
The advisory warns that sleet, snow and freezing rain could hit the area until 10 a.m. During that time, driving conditions could be slippery and “walkways could also turn to sheets of ice, making walking difficult and potentially dangerous,” the weather service said.
Snow could also be in store for the area late Thursday afternoon or in the evening, the weather service said.
“Rain is expected to mix with and change over to wet snow late this afternoon or evening,” the weather service said, adding that up to 3 inches of snow could blanket the region in the evening.
The Illinois State Police said they have not been notified of any accidents on Chicago-area expressways as of 6:20 a.m.
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