Crashes reported as snow, road conditions worsen


A blustery cold front has swept into the Chicago area Friday.

Falling snow has caused slick roadways and low visibility throughout the area.

Multiple crashes and closures have been reported on expressways and streets. Whiteout conditions are reported toward the Wisconsin state line.

How much snow will we get this weekend in Chicago?

Occasional snow showers will continue Friday afternoon.

Skies will clear for late Friday night but another snow maker arrives Saturday.

Accumulations will be light in areas south of I-80. One to 2 inches are expected there.  Areas closer to the Illinois/Wisconsin state line could see nearly five inches.

For the latest weather updates, check out the WGN Weather blog.

The snow should leave the area on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to drop significantly for next week.

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