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March blizzard creates dangerous driving conditions throughout Chicagoland

14

March

2017

CHICAGO (March 14, 2017) – A March winter snow storm dumped several inches of snow throughout the Chicago area Monday night and during the Tuesday morning commute.

According to a weather report from ABC7, 3-12 inches of snow could pile up by midday Tuesday as a lake-effect snow system moves through the area.

The fast and hard falling snow made for a messy commute Tuesday morning with very low visibility. Spinouts and crashes were reported on various expressways and travel times reached an average of two hours.

Monday night, the wintry conditions caused two chain-reaction crashes on the Kennedy Expressway that involved a total of 35 cars. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. between North Avenue and Division. Seven people were taken to area hospitals as a result of the crash. Thankfully, none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening

READ MORE | 35 vehicles involved in chain-reaction Kennedy crashes

As a result of the accident, the express lanes were blocked but everything was reopened to traffic shortly after 2 a.m.

A Lake-Effect Snow Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday in Cook, DuPage and Lake counties. In Porter County, Ind., the warning will be in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday. In Lake County, Ind., the warning will be in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities are urging drivers to use caution when driving in these wintry conditions. While some car wrecks are unavoidable, most can be prevented. Motorists should leave plenty of extra space between your car and other vehicles and drive slow! Slippery roads can make it more difficult for your vehicle to stop abruptly.

If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another person or driver, be sure to contact and Illinois car accident attorney immediately. The accident attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. can help you navigate and understand your rights after being injured in a crash.

You can also download our free pdf on the do’s and don’ts of car accidents.

 

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