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Multiple Area Roadways Closed, Traffic Snarled Due to Icy Conditions Amid Winter Storm

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Multiple area roadways have ben closed due to icy and snowy conditions as snow plow crews struggle to keep up with rapid snowfall and freezing conditions.

In St. Charles, Randall Road is closed in both directions between Dean Street and Crane Road because of the wintry conditions, according to Total Traffic.

A similar story is unfolding in suburban Palos Park, as 123rd Street is closed in both directions between LaGrange Road and 86th Avenue.

On Interstate 55 near suburban Channahon, extensive traffic delays were reported for several hours on the northbound side of the roadway, as multiple semi-trucks were unable to make it up a steep hill in the area. Icy conditions are to blame in the area, with state police saying that the roadway is largely iced over.

In suburban Lockport, the 9th Street bridge over the Des Plaines River was closed for several hours due to multiple accidents caused by icy and snowy conditions on the roadway. Several cars ended up stranded on the bridge, and authorities had to wait for conditions to improve before removing the vehicles.

It is unclear when those roadways will be cleared for traffic, but a break in the precipitation is expected this evening, giving crews time to salt and plow the roadways.

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