Road Conditions: Icy, Snow-Covered Roads Reported in Chicago Area

Metra is also experiencing delays this morning.

A snowfall followed by a deep freeze has left some area roads still in rough shape this morning. 
As of 9 a.m. Monday, most roadways, including major highways, in and around Naperville had "patches of ice and snow," according to the IDOT website. The Illinois Department of Transportation website provides updates on road conditions throughout the Chicago area. 

Meanwhile, Interstates 55 and 80 — south and west of the interchange — are reporting issues, according to the Chicago Tribune. The IDOT weather conditions map shows all roadways south of Bolingbrook and west of Lemont, including I-55, I-80 and I-355 as snow- or ice-covered. 

Most of the roadways surrounding Plainfield and Joliet are also snow- or ice-covered as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to IDOT. 

The Chicago Tribune reports there have been no major issues on the expressways Monday morning, which are mostly clear of snow and have not been dealing with blowing snow like some other roadways in the area. 
Meanwhile, Metra officials are reporting several delays Monday.

"Please allow extra travel time to assure safe passage to and from your destination. In the interest of safety, we will be operating at reduced speeds, if necessary, to reduce the stress on the rails," according to a note posted Monday on Metra's website. "Cold weather often leads to slower boarding and we therefore expect station stops to be longer than usual."

City of Naperville officials reported blizzard-like conditions that started around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and had left all roadways covered with snow. Due to the 35 mph wind gusts last night, road crews used salt to try and keep roads safe. They also worked to knock back snow drifts.

"Winds and -4 temps by morning will leave roads in snow covered condition," according to the city of Naperville's website. 

Despite the harsh weather, garbage and recycling pick-up will occur as usual on Monday, according to the city of Naperville's website. 


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