The knew the snow was coming. They have thousands of tons of salt all over the city and state property waiting to be spread on the slick roads. And CDOT and IDOT blew it:
- Seven people were taken to the hospital late Monday after 35 vehicles were involved in two separate chain-reaction crashes less than a mile apart on the Kennedy Expressway.
Both crashes, involving a total of 35 vehicles, happened about 10:30 p.m. in the inbound express lanes of Interstate 90/94 between North Avenue and Division Street, according to Illinois State Police.
That was Monday night. Tuesday morning, the commute times ran upwards of three HOURS - even an Obama motorcade didn't back up the expressways three hours. Slick ramps, jackknifed trucks, bridge decks as skating rinks. And the local streets were barely better. Nice to see Rahm and Rauner had everything ready to go for a storm that had only been predicted for a week. Good thing it's going to be 40 degrees and raining Friday.
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