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.
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.