The big spot to avoid is parts of downtown Chicago on as the Blackhawks parade and rally will impact streets with closures and reroutes.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. this morning at Washington and Racine streets, go east on Washington to Desplaines, south on Desplaines to Monroe and then east to Michigan Avenue.
Streets along the #Blackhawks parade route in the Loop will be shut down by 9am. Expect access to parking garages to be restricted or full!— Sarah Herrera (Engel) (@Sarah_Chicago) June 18, 2015
Blackhawks fans should expect heavy delays, congestion, street closures and re-routes so please be patient and use public transportation.— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 18, 2015
System Advisory - Blackhawks Parade Scheduled For 10:00 a.m. Today http://t.co/tZFa0l5KRN— Metra (@Metra) June 18, 2015
Remember: Bikes won't be allowed on trains Thursday & strollers/carts must be folded due to potential crowding: http://t.co/MKp5ShUkY2— cta (@cta) June 18, 2015
Fog will be the biggest issues effecting commutes this morning, with visibility low through the morning:
Scattered showers with a few storms, along with morning fog, will continue through much of the morning commute. pic.twitter.com/j5Ux3zxhAy— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) June 18, 2015
There are a number of closures, daily and long term, through the Illinois Tollway system. Check the state’s map for the latest on impacted areas:
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