Several crashes reported on icy roads in southwest suburbs

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Light snow that fell southwest of Chicago Tuesday morning created slick roads and dangerous driving conditions. (WLS)

Light snow that fell southwest of Chicago Tuesday morning created slick roads and dangerous driving conditions. Numerous spinouts and crashes were reported along I-55 and I-80.

Only a dusting of snow accumulated between I-88 and I-80, but that small amount of snow did some major damage.

Several cars, including one that ended up on its side, closed Pulaski Road in both directions over I-80 near 173rd Street in southwest suburban Country Club Hills. Police said Pulaski reopened around 8:30 a.m.

All lanes of northbound I-55 were temporarily blocked Wednesday morning near the Des Plaines River due to a crash involving three vehicles.

Three cars slowly slid into each other on northbound La Grange Road over I-80 in southwest suburban Tinley Park. They ended up perpendicular to the road, tail to front, blocking all three lanes.

No injuries were reported in any of these crashes.

Motorists should allow for extra travel time, drive slowly and increase the distance between themselves and cars in front of them.
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