Treacherous Road Conditions; Metra Reports Delays; Some Schools Opening Late

As much as 5.2 inches of snow fell at Midway Airport as of 5:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service Snow is expected to fall through mid-morning for some area counties.

Following an overnight snowfall, treacherous road conditions are being reported in the Chicago suburbs, according to the National Weather Service. 

A winter storm warning remained in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday for DuPage, Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy and Kankakee counties. A winter weather advisory was set to expire for Lake, DeKalb and Kane counties at 7 a.m. as snowfall had stopped and impacts were minor in those counties Wednesday morning, according to the NWS. 

The Illinois Department of Transportation reported snow- and ice-covered highways in the western suburbs Wednesday, according to the IDOT's winter road conditions website (see the road conditions map above). 

As much as 5.2 inches of snow fell at Midway Airport as of 5:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Chicago's Facebook page. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph could cause blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility for drivers Wednesday morning. 

Meanwhile, a handful of schools in the area are opening late. College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn will open at 11 a.m. and Benedictine University in Lisle will be opening at 12:30 p.m., according to the Emergency Closing Center website (see more closings above). 

Metra was also reporting delays Wednesday morning. Metra riders should expect delays throughout the day due to the weather-related conditions, according to the Metra website.  

Tell us in the comments section: How are the roads by you? Share your snow photos by sending to amie.schaenzer@patch.com — let us know where your photo was taken and who took it. 


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