Let's face it: Chicago's commute tonight blows

Let's face it: Chicago's commute tonight blows

White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were cancelled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune
     

    By Chicago Tribune  staff


    White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than
    400 flights were cancelled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing
    snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.


    Visibility was down to a matter of yards along some stretches of
    Interstate 80/94 through the south suburbs late in the afternoon,
    according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.


    “We are
    going to have a very messy rush hour with elevated times,” IDOT
    spokeswoman Carson Quinn said.
    “It is going to be a very snowy commute
    with slick conditions.


    Quinn said drivers should exercise caution and give snow plows space to do their work.

    “The
    timing of the storm during rush hour will likely require some
    additional time for crews to do their jobs,” she said.
    “We will start
    with the expressways.
    Watch for black ice and drifting snow.

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    what a great day for a Chicago expressway commute. #blessed http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B63Rt45CUAAyXap.jpg

    by Pistol Cock via twitter edited by RedEye Chicago 1/8/2015 11:33:55 PM
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