Skip to comments.Flurries possible as expressways, roads remain closed (Metro Chicago)
Posted on 04/19/2013 4:11:22 AM PDT by markomalley
Area roads remained closed Friday morning as forecasters predicted flurries less than 24 hours after temperatures reached the 60s during a storm that dumped 5 inches of rain across Chicago.
State Police said that ramps to North Avenue in both directions and the westbound ramp to Lake Street from Interstate 290 are closed. Interstate 94 is also closed from the split at Interstate 57 to 147th Street in both directions.
Southbound traffic on Interstate 55 is also being diverted off at Interstate 80 because of flooding just north of Route 6, according to Illinois State Police.
Foster Avenue near the North Branch of the Chicago River is also closed, between Pulaski Road and Central Park Avenue. The Chicago River is believed to have crested at about 8.6 feet deep about 4 a.m. Thursday and is expected to return to its normal level by Friday afternoon.
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Global warming, oops, climate change.
I don’t know why, but I enjoy it when Chicago suffers... :-)
Sections of I-94 were closed across sections of Michigan yesterday due to water on the road. Snow expected today.
Bad weather will hold down the body count.The players won’t get off the porch.
Do you know that Chicagoans have their gutters running right into the sewers? In the suburbs we are not allowed to do that. Of course the biggest problem yesterday and today is the rivers and streams that are overflowing their banks. In Elmhurst they used to divert the overflow from Salt Creek into an old quarry, but they foud out it costs $50,000.00 to pump it out each time!
Does not running water, flood type, wash the shlt away?