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Traffic and commuting trouble as of 6 a.m.

The first Monday of summer is off to a quiet start on the roadways, rails and at the airports. With Chicago Public Schools now out, lots of summer vacations are underway and traffic could be lighter than usual.

The major issue of travel will likely be the severe weather on tap for midday and later this evening.

There is a fire on the North Side that could impact things:

As of 5:30 a.m., though, there were no reported delays on public transportation or at the airports.

Here are some other areas and activities to keep an eye on:

Clybourn protected bike lane project starts today.

After 119 years of service, CTA Madison-Wabash Loop ‘L’ station house faces a wrecking ball.

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:

Transportation updates on Twitter

Tweets from https://twitter.com/craignewman/lists/getting-places

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