Light snow swept through the Chicago area on Wednesday morning, dampening city roads and causing several crashes where snow fell more heavily in the southern suburbs and northwest of Indiana.
Pockets of light snow moved across the Chicago metro area after 8 a.m., but the National Weather Service said the heaviest snow was falling south of Interstate 80.
Snow could be seen sticking to the roads at the I-55 interchange with the Dan Ryan Freeway.
At the lake, authorities have closed the pedestrian path between Oak and Ohio Street due to heavy waves and freezing conditions, according to the Office of Emergency Management.
Light snow continues to create dangerous travel conditions in northwest Indiana and northern Illinois south of I-80 this morning. Scattered pockets of light snow will begin to spread throughout the Chicago subway until late morning and could result in varying travel conditions. pic.twitter.com/7VXIfRpOhs
– NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) December 16, 2020
In northwest Indiana, several accidents have been reported on I-65 in Jasper County, according to Indiana State Police.
As of 9:20 a.m., O’Hare International Airport reported 29 flight cancellations and average delays of less than 15 minutes, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Midway International Airport has reported seven cancellations and similar delays.
The forecast called for snowfall in Chicago of less than half an inch.
The snow is expected to continue to fall until 9 p.m. when it is expected to mix with freezing drizzle, the weather service said. The temperature could drop to 29 degrees overnight.
Thursday’s forecast calls for more snow and freezing drizzle before 7 a.m., followed by a chance of snow during the day. Thursday is expected to be cloudy with a high of nearly 36 degrees.