CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after a rare mid-April snowstorm dumped up to 8.5 inches of snow in the Chicago area, drivers were spinning out on icy roads all over the city and suburbs, with bridges and overpasses especially slick.
An 11-vehicle crash on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway closed all lanes at the Ida B. Wells Drive entrance ramp shortly after 6 a.m. Traffic was being diverted to the outbound Kennedy Expressway.
Further west along the Eisenhower, an SUV that slid off the expressway came to a stop on the CTA Blue Line tracks near Rosemont. Blue Line service was suspended between Cumberland and O’Hare, and trains were running only between Harlem and Forest Park.
Illinois State Police said major problem areas included the Eisenhower Expressway at the Jane Byrne Interchange, the Eisenhower at Cicero, and Interstate 57 at 147th Street.
So far, no major injuries have been reported.