Snow could cause commute problems Monday

March 1, 2009 8:36:01 PM PST
A snowy Sunday could lead to a messy Monday morning commute. Some parts of the Chicago area that didn't get lake effect snow earlier in the day were getting it Sunday night. An advisory was in effect for Cook County until 9 a.m. Monday.

However, for many of residents the West Side or in the western suburbs, Sunday was been a sunny day.

The snow created slick conditions and led to a number of spin-out accidents onroads and interstates. On the Dan Ryan expressway, some vehicles went completely off the road and had to be towed back onto the pavement. There were no reports of serious injuries.

The snow fell at a quick pace at times. But since the snow was only falling in eastern parts of the city, the Department of Streets and Sanitation responded with only 75 snow-fighting trucks to salt and plow where needed.

As for the Chicago area airports, flights to Atlanta were being delayed because of the snow storm that has hit some of the southern and eastern states.

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