Weather Forecast: Chicago-area snowstorm could wreak havoc with morning traffic | Radar

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Snow could disrupt the Wednesday morning commute as flakes began to fall in the Chicago area.

AN winter weather alert is in effect for Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Winnebago counties until 3:00 pm; East Will, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, North Will, South Cook and South Will counties until 6 pm; central Cook, DuPage, Lake and North Cook until 9 pm and until 1 am EST in Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

The snow is expected to remain steady through the morning and ease off by mid-afternoon, said meteorologist Tracy Butler of ABC7 Chicago.

She predicted 2 to 4 inches in total, with up to 5 inches in Indiana.

Temperatures will be in the 30s and 30s, with poor visibility at times, Butler said.

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed over 200 salt spreaders to focus on arterial roads.

A light snow fell in the city around 5 am, but it was falling at a steady pace and accumulating on some surfaces.

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Snow was falling rapidly in Oak Brook by 5 am and the roads were partially covered with snow.

The main roads were cleared for the most part, but they were very slippery.

Close to Roosevelt Road and the Eisenhower Expressway, snow can be seen on the side roads.

It’s melting on the roads, but it’s a slippery mess.

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In Forest Park, the snow is piling up, covering the grass and the neighborhoods there.

And in the southern suburb of Minooka, travel was treacherous early on Wednesday.

Snow plows can also be seen in the suburbs.

Drivers are advised to allow space and reduce speed.

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