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  • Elgin Police Officer Jeff Kendall diverts traffic from northbound Randall Road to eastbound Royal Boulevard Tuesday morning after icy conditions forced the closure of Randall Road from Royal to Big Timber Road.

       Elgin Police Officer Jeff Kendall diverts traffic from northbound Randall Road to eastbound Royal Boulevard Tuesday morning after icy conditions forced the closure of Randall Road from Royal to Big Timber Road.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • A snowplow helps clear a problem spot on the northbound side of Randall Road north of Royal Boulevard Tuesday morning in Elgin, as icy conditions forced the closure of Randall Road from Royal to Big Timber Road.

       A snowplow helps clear a problem spot on the northbound side of Randall Road north of Royal Boulevard Tuesday morning in Elgin, as icy conditions forced the closure of Randall Road from Royal to Big Timber Road.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • A motorist along eastbound Route 64 in St. Charles likely didn't make it to their location on time Tuesday after ending up in the ditch east of Smith Road.

       A motorist along eastbound Route 64 in St. Charles likely didn't make it to their location on time Tuesday after ending up in the ditch east of Smith Road.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Route 47 in Sugar Grove has some snow coverage due to blowing and drifting snow on Tuesday afternoon. The left lanes in both directions had clear tire tracks, with most of the traffic taking those lanes. The right lanes were covered with a thin layer of packed snow.

       Route 47 in Sugar Grove has some snow coverage due to blowing and drifting snow on Tuesday afternoon. The left lanes in both directions had clear tire tracks, with most of the traffic taking those lanes. The right lanes were covered with a thin layer of packed snow.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Residential roads in Elburn, such as First Street, were plowed but caked with a layer of packed snow making driving a bit slow Tuesday.

       Residential roads in Elburn, such as First Street, were plowed but caked with a layer of packed snow making driving a bit slow Tuesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Despite blowing and drifting snow along Route 47 near Silver Glen Road in Lily Lake, clear tire tracks made traveling easier Tuesday.

       Despite blowing and drifting snow along Route 47 near Silver Glen Road in Lily Lake, clear tire tracks made traveling easier Tuesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A snowdrift on the west side of Route 47 near Rohrsen Road in Hampshire partially obstructs the southbound lane Tuesday. Drifts created by blowing snow from farm fields was a common sight along the road in this area.

       A snowdrift on the west side of Route 47 near Rohrsen Road in Hampshire partially obstructs the southbound lane Tuesday. Drifts created by blowing snow from farm fields was a common sight along the road in this area.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
By Christopher Hankins
chankins@dailyherald.com

Despite temperatures warming just a bit, icy and snow-drifted roads continued to be an issue Tuesday for drivers throughout the Fox Valley.

A portion of Randall Road was closed during the morning hours between Royal Boulevard and Big Timber Road when icy conditions made that portion of the road particularly hazardous, according to Elgin police.

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At about the same time an accident at Randall and Big Timber about 9:20 a.m. resulted in that intersection being closed for about an hour. Police said no one was injured.

Rural roads west of Elgin continued to see the worst conditions with no protection from the winds which kept road crews from keeping the pavement clear.

With temperatures expected to climb starting Wednesday, local roads might finally get back to normal as crews can catch up after the recent brutal weather conditions.

According to AccuWeather, Wednesday's high will be 16 degrees, 29 on Thursday and 37 Friday. Saturday and Sunday highs are expected to be near 40 degrees, and temperatures in the low 30s are predicted through much of next week.

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