Heavy rain and standing water conditions were the main issue facing motorists early Thursday morning, with numerous smaller accidents being reported.
Be alert for standing water on roads, due to heavy rainfall overnight in some areas. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/WKgDcu9DVq— IDOT_Illinois (@IDOT_Illinois) June 25, 2015
Everybody's wet, but some more than others based on #Roadcast. Reduce your speed for a safe trip. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/aKvxrFerfK— Derrick Young (@DerrickcyoungMS) June 25, 2015
Jacknifed semi blocks the ramp on the OB Dan Ryan @ 47th.— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 25, 2015
Bad wreck- OB 47th Dan Ryan @WBBMNewsradio http://t.co/pnWYNLmvSl exit blocked— Bart Shore (@BartShore) June 25, 2015
Accident on the SB Lake Shore Dr ramp to the OB Stevenson (I-55). @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/4rT1P9vIan— Derrick Young (@DerrickcyoungMS) June 25, 2015
TRAFFIC: Lots of crashes this morning! Drive carefully. Here's one on the Eisenhower #GoodDayTraffic pic.twitter.com/Pp015clRhF— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) June 25, 2015
Crash Outbound Eisenhower near the Tri-State on right shoulder. pic.twitter.com/5Zqp3e9uwA— Jeanette Hudson (@JHudsontraffic) June 25, 2015
Rain was tapering off heading into the the 6 a.m. hour and flash flood warnings dropped in the Chicago area, however, with road conditions expected to clear through the morning commute.
There were some delays on Metra being reported:
MD-W Advisory - Outbound Train #2203 Scheduled to Depart Chicago at 6:21 a.m. - Delayed Departure http://t.co/tZFa0l5KRN— Metra (@Metra) June 25, 2015
Delays on Metra's Milwaukee District West Line ... pic.twitter.com/TNvK0leWR2— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) June 25, 2015
No reported delays at the airport. A double-decker express train to O’Hare might help make getting there easier and quicker, too.
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:
Traffic trouble spots mapped in realtime via sigaret.com:
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