Icy Roads

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rail Officials Warn Drivers To Use Extra Caution In Winter

Union Pacific said drivers need to be even more careful when road conditions are snowy and slick, because it takes a 100-car train going 60 miles an hour up to a mile and a half to come to a complete stop, so by the time a train engineer spots your car on the tracks with the train bearing down, it’s too late.



Damage From Potholes, Icy Roads A Boon For Car Repair Shops

Icy conditions Friday night and the explosion in the number of potholes throughout the weekend have made for some pretty busy auto repair places.


Snow still covers Interstate 65 at U.S. 231 near Crown Point on Tuesday. (Credit: INDOT)

I-65 Reopened; ‘Extreme Caution’ Urged For Drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana


Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions, Travel Delays

Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.


One person was hospitalized early Tuesday after, while driving on icy road conditions, their vehicle spun out and hit the wall about 1:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Division Street, police said. (Credit: NVP News Video)

One Hurt In Spin-Out Crash On Kennedy Expressway

The crash was likely caused by the motorist driving too fast on icy road conditions, state police said.


Several crashes were reported due to snow or icy roads on Jan. 2, 2012, including a crash involving around a dozen cars near Randolph Street. (Credit: CBS)

Snow, Icy Roads Cause Multiple Crashes

A coating of light snow made the roads a mess early Monday morning.


Icy Road Accident

Icy Roads Blamed For Serious Crashes Across Area

Treacherous, ice-covered roads early Thursday were blamed for numerous serious accidents across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Route 83 Crash

Icy Roads Blamed For Rash Of Accidents, Spinouts

Wintry conditions have returned in Chicago, and an icy glaze on many area roadways has caused several traffic accidents and spinouts.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Icy Roads Blamed For Far South Side Crash

Police say icy roads were the cause of a four-car crash that sent six people to the hospital on the city’s Far South Side.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010