Many Accidents Caused By Light Snow And Black Ice

There have been reports of numerous car accidents overnight due to light snow and/or black ice, and at least one accident was fatal.

Excerpts from the ABC7News article of today titled “Crashes abound on icy Chicago roads on I-294, Route 59, Elgin-O’Hare Expressway” :

There were more than a dozen accidents on I-294, Route 53, Route 59 and the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway after light snow and black ice overnight.


Most of the crashes happened between 9:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway and Route 59. There were 17 crashes along 294 between Balmoral and Lake Cook Road.


“We just caution people, if you are involved in an accident on the expressway, pull over to a safe location. Get off those bridges because they ice over quickly,” said Trooper Doug Yorke, Illinois State Police.

Another story, from the Chicago Tribune article of November 13 titled “Ice closes expressway, blamed for fatal crash” contained this statistic:

State police patrolling area toll roads responded to 17 crashes between 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., said Master Sgt. Nick Hasan, way above the typical 1 or 2 crashed during that time.


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