Snow, slick conditions cause several crashes, road closures on Chicago area roadways

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CHICAGO — The snow falling across Chicagoland caused several crashes and lane closures on area roadways Wednesday morning.

With temperatures in the middle to upper 20s and a band of wet snow moving through northern Illinois into northwest Indiana, slick spots developed on many roads, highways, streets and sidewalks. 

Officials said the collisions were due to low traction. Illinois State Police reported over 20 crashes on Chicago area roadways.

ISP said, “if a crash is property damage only AND is drivable, please exchange information with the other driver(s) and file a crash report at a later time.” State police advised to stay off the roads if you don’t have to travel.

WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra tracked the accidents and lane closures, and the latest developments are listed below. Check back for updates throughout the morning.

Newest updates are at the top of this post.

SB I-65 near Indiana Toll Road – Indiana State Police say a Trooper’s vehicle was just hit while investigating a crash. Everyone believed to be OK at this time.

IB Kennedy – All lanes CLOSED at North Ave due to a crash involving at least 50 vehicles. 14 transports. Inbound lanes expected to be shut down for several hours.

OB Kennedy at North Ave – Multiple lanes down with crash. Non-life threatening injuries.

IB Kennedy at Kimball – Right lane down. Crash happened right in front WGN ground crew.

IB Kennedy at Kedzie Avenue – Crash

IB Kennedy at Irving Park Road – Crash

OB Kennedy at Division Street – Crash

OB Kennedy at Addison Street – Crash

OB I-94 at Cermak (China Town Feeder ramp) – Crash

IB I-94 at 18th Street – Crash

OB I-55 at California Avenue – Crash

IB I-55 at First Avenue – Crash

OB I-190 CLOSED at River Rd due to crash involving an Illinois State Trooper and 14-other vehicles.

OB I-55 at Western Avenue – Crash

OB I-55 at I-294 – Crash

IB I-55 at Milepost 277 – Crash

IB I-55 at Joliet – Crash closes left lane

WB I-290 at Wolf Road – Crash

EB I-290 at I-88 – Crash

OB I-57 at I-294 – Crash

OB I-57 at 159th Street – Crash

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