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Snow, ice hamper morning commute

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 6:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 8:41 a.m. CDT

Winter weather is causing some headaches for morning commuters.

Drifting snow is an issue all over McHenry County, limiting visibility and making roads slippery, the sheriff's dispatch center said Tuesday morning.

No county roads have been closed as of 6:30 a.m.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has responded to several accidents where cars have slid into ditches, including ones at Grand Avenue and Route 59 in Lake Villa, Route 137 and Bull Creek Drive in Libertyville and Lake Cook Road and North Ela Road in Deer Park, its dispatch center said. They have not caused any road closures at this time.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning of patches of ice and snow along interstates 90 and 94, according to its website.

Four Metra trains headed inbound on the Northwest line have canceled, according to Metra's website. They include Nos. 612, which would have arrived at Chicago's Oglivie Transportation Center at 7:37 a.m.; 614, which was to arrive at 7:41 a.m.; 620, which was to arrive at 8:01 a.m.; and 626, which was to arrive at 8:31 a.m.

To make up for the cancellations, other morning trains will stop at towns they normally skip. Full details are available here.

Both inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Northwest line have been running behind schedule this morning, creating a cascading effect as delays create more delays for the next trains. The delays have run 20 to 50 minutes.

A list of delays for the Northwest line can be found here.

Check nwherald.com for updates.

- Emily K. Coleman

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