Road conditions wet in Kane County this morning

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 8:47 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 9:30 a.m. CDT

Kane County residents are waking up to a wet morning.

Roads are wet with rain and melting snow. The Kane County Sheriff's Office notes that there are some pockets of black ice, particularly on hills.

In addition, drivers should be aware of pot holes, as "puddles" may actually be deeper than they appear, the sheriff's office states.

Commuters have noted that there is standing water near Route 47 and Plato Road this morning and that there is flooding at the Route 47/Route 20 viaduct.

Although Metra was not noting any specific delays to the Union Pacific West line – which runs into Kane County – as of 9:20 a.m., it did state on its website home page that: "Depending on the severity of conditions in specific areas late Wednesday evening, Feb. 19 through 20, your train may experience delays due to weather-related conditions. ... Please allow extra travel time to assure your safe passage to and from your destination."

The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for rain and melting snow in Kane County until noon Thursday. A flood watch is in effect until 3 p.m.

The weather service reports that Kane County will see scattered showers during the day, with thunderstorms and areas of fog possible after noon. The high will be near 46, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation.

Tonight, rain showers are likely before 9 p.m., followed by a slight chance of snow and a low near 23. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, with little or no snow accumulation expected.

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