Multiple Crashes Reported on Chicago-Area Expressways

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Multiple accidents were reported across the Chicago area early Tuesday, as light snow made for slick road conditions during the morning commute.

The left lane was blocked on inbound I-290 between Wolf Road and Harlem Avenue due to an accident, causing about a delay of about 30 minutes.

The entrance ramp onto the Eisenhower Expressway at Harlem Avenue was also closed due to a crash, while another incident blocked the left lane of inbound I-290 at Central Avenue.

On the outbound side, a crash blocked the two right lanes of the Eisenhower between Independence Blvd and Cicero Avenue, resulting in stop-and-go traffic.

Also in the outbound lanes of I-290, an accident blocked the left lane between 17th Avenue and Wolf Road, resulting in a 22-minute delay.

On I-294, delays persisted after an earlier traffic in the northbound lanes between 95th Street and the Hinsdale Oasis. 

Also on the Tri-State Tollway, stop-and-go traffic was reported between I-88 and St. Charles Rd., and again between St. Charles Rd. and I-290 due to a crash blocking the shoulder. 

On the inbound Stevenson Expressway, an accident caused major delays between Lemont Road and the Tri-State. 

Experts recommend driving with extra caution in snowy and slick conditions, leaving extra time and room to brake. 

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