Chicago area snow causes multiple crashes overnight

Overnight snow finally gave plow drivers something to do.

Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation sent out 199 plows to clear and salt the main routes, before moving on to the city’s residential streets.

The Illinois Department of Transportation had plows out on the expressways and tollways as well, but dozens of accidents were still reported.

Illinois State Police responded to 27 overnight crashes in the Chicago district alone, police said.  That’s compared to the five or 10 the district normally responds to within the same time period.

Another 15 or so crashes were reported, but the drivers left by the time police arrived.

Only three of crashes caused injuries, which were all considered to be minor.

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