Near-Term Potential Hazards To Lake County Driving

Potentially hazardous Lake County driving conditions are expected throughout today (February 20) and possibly into the next few days.

As seen in a variety of media sources, flooding, standing water, ice, fog, and high winds will be present in various areas throughout the day.  Already today, heavy rains and an icy mix of rain has been present in Lake County.

The Lake Forest Patch article of today, titled “Update:  Snow, Ice Could Make for Messy Thursday Morning Commute” discusses some factors impacting Lake County driving, and potentially increasing the likelihood of vehicle accidents.

Among the four areas of concern in the coming days, according to the Lake Forest Patch article, are:

  • heavy snow and ice
  • heavy rainfall, which may lead to flooding
  • possibly dense fog
  • possibly high winds

The article of today, titled “Flood Watch in Chicago:  Rain, Melting Snow, 60-mph Winds to Hit City” discusses the flood risk in Chicago, which is also applicable to Lake County roads as well.

The Illinois Department of Transportation warning regarding hazardous road conditions resulting from flooding can be seen in the yesterday’s post titled “Warning Concerning Standing Water On Illinois Roads.”

Additional information on these various hazards to Lake County driving safety can be seen in the three sources mentioned above.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


Elman Law Group LLC ( is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.