Icy Conditions Persist

CTA Yellow Line was suspended, roads still slippery this morning

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 9:19 AM CDT
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Be careful during your commute and on your way to the polls. Coming off a night of ice and snow, slippery conditions persist on roads and sidewalks throughout the Chicago area.

The CTA suspended Yellow Line trains Tuesday morning as crews cleared ice off the tracks. Overnight, car crashes caused by black ice closed portions of expressways, and around 8 p.m. more than 20 blocks of northbound Lake Shore Drive was shut down after a six-car crash. 

Snow continues through Tuesday morning and will leave a dusting of about an inch before tapering off, NBC's Andy Avalos says. Still, icy conditions will continue on untreated roads.

Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation called up 174 snow-fighting trucks on Monday to patrol main streets, including Lake Shore Drive.

In Wheeling, a small plane slid off the runway around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Chicago Executive Airport. The FAA is on the case. No injuries were reported.

Some political analysts say weather won't affect voter turnout on Election Day.

"This is a pretty perfect day for voting as far as I'm concerned," Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal told NBC 5. "No excuses there, we expect our voters to be out and strong today."

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