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CHICAGO (STMW) – Crews continue to remove abandoned vehicle and snow on Chicago area expressways, which still have limited lane access and icy ramps Wednesday night.

Illinois State Police spokeswoman Clare Pfotenhauer said Downtown expressways have been cleared, but snow-covered roads continue to cause limited access in the city and suburbs.

The Edens Expressway (I-94) still only has one lane open and no lane markings are visible, Pfotenhauer said. Troopers are reporting icy conditions on the shoulder and road causing motorists difficulty maneuvering.

On the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), the Downtown area is cleared and crews are currently working to remove vehicles from the side of the road, Pfotenhauer said. One local lane is open and two express lanes.

The Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) is clear with one lane open for travel, Pfotenhauer said.

On the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), ramps are covered in icy and still impassable, Pfotenhauer said. The eastern portion of the expressway is still being plowed and only two lanes are open.

Troopers on the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) are also reporting impassable ramps and icy conditions developing. However, the roads are passable.

Most of the snow has been removed the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), but north of Canal Street remains closed and motorists must exit at Chinatown.

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