A variety of crashes and slide-offs had been reported throughout the Chicago space and northwest Indiana Saturday night as freezing drizzle mixed with chilly temperatures led to treacherous journey circumstances.
Simply earlier than 4 p.m., the Nationwide Climate Service in Chicago tweeted that accidents had been growing throughout the world, urging folks to say off the roads if doable.
With harmful journey circumstances anticipated to proceed, a winter climate advisory stays in impact till 9 p.m. for Prepare dinner, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois in addition to Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Porter counties in northwest Indiana.
With temperatures under freezing, drizzle is anticipated to make for icy circumstances, significantly on sidewalks, parking tons, bridges, overpasses and secondary roads.
Sgt. Glen Fifield, public data officer for the Indiana State Police Lowell put up, tweeted each Interstate 65 and Interstate 80 had been “suffering from crashes,” pleading with motorists to decelerate.
“Automobiles are reportedly crashing like ‘ping-pong balls’ at crash scenes,” he mentioned. “As soon as one car crashes, it is leading to secondary crashes on the similar location.”