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Hazardous Freezing Rain Likely To Hit Chicago Starting Wednesday Evening

By Stephen Gossett in News on Jan 11, 2017 9:54PM

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It’s shaping up to be a messy commute and beyond as an ugly-sounding mix of rain, freezing rain and fog is expected to hit Chicago starting in the early evening.

The National Weather Service-Chicago updated a Freezing Weather Advisory on Wednesday afternoon to include Cook County. The advisory begins at 5 p.m. and remains in effect through Thursday morning. NWS warns of freezing rain/drizzle, hazardous travel, slow commutes and icy, slippery conditions. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency also warned of slick roads and urged drivers to be cautious.

Visibility could be an issue, too, as the precipitation has caused fog to develop heavily in parts of the city. The fog caused delayed or cancelled several flights on Wednesday morning, ABC7 reports.