Snow causing problems with morning commute

 
Daily Herald staff report
Updated 11/9/2018 9:35 AM
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  • Cars travel northbound on Route 25 in St. Charles as snow makes for a messy commute on Friday.

      Cars travel northbound on Route 25 in St. Charles as snow makes for a messy commute on Friday. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A commuter heads to the Crystal Lake Metra station Friday morning as snow falls, covering grassy areas and leaves.

      A commuter heads to the Crystal Lake Metra station Friday morning as snow falls, covering grassy areas and leaves. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Snow clinging to the branches of bare trees contrasts with the golden leaves of a maple tree in the Pioneer Park neighborhood of Arlington Heights Friday morning.

      Snow clinging to the branches of bare trees contrasts with the golden leaves of a maple tree in the Pioneer Park neighborhood of Arlington Heights Friday morning. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Students head to Highland Middle School in Libertyville after an overnight snow blanketed the area Friday.

      Students head to Highland Middle School in Libertyville after an overnight snow blanketed the area Friday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Snow covers trees along Austin Avenue in Libertyville Friday morning.

      Snow covers trees along Austin Avenue in Libertyville Friday morning. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • An early snow blanketed colorful leaves on bushes and trees in Geneva Friday morning but left area roads mostly wet.

      An early snow blanketed colorful leaves on bushes and trees in Geneva Friday morning but left area roads mostly wet. Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

The first snowfall of the season is causing a few problems on the morning commute.

Route 20 in Elgin was shut down early between McLean Boulevard and Route 31 due to icy conditions. According to Sigalert.com, the roadway has since reopened.

About 1-inch of snow is being reported in across most areas, according to the Community Collaborative Rain Snow and Hail Network, which measures daily precipitation reports across the country. Aurora in DuPage County and Gurnee in Lake County are reporting some spots that received up to 2-inches of snow.

The snow is expected to taper off later Friday morning.

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