Jan. 07--Metra cancelled 14 trains between Aurora and Chicago today after a day of weather-related delays and a couple collisions and the CTA also reported early weather-related delays.
The Metra cancellations are all on the BNSF line from Aurora to Chicago. Five trains outbound from Chicago and nine inbound from Aurora were cancelled and service along a handful of others will be modified.
"Due to the continued hazardous weather conditions ... we will be operating modified schedules for the BNSF Railway," according to a statement on the agency's website. A complete list of cancellations and other service advisories can be found there.
The CTA also reported early problems on the Red Line, where a train stopped at Belmont because of a door problem. Trains were operating with delays after that, according to the agency.
And as of about 5 a.m., northbound Red Line trains were bypassing the Chicago Avenue stop because of an icy platform.
Overnight on Cook County interstates, State Police responded to 42 crashes. Thirty of those involved property damage, eight included injuries to drivers or passengers and another four were hit-and-runs.
None of the injuries were serious and the total doesn't include incidents in which both cars were drivable and the drivers agreed to exchange information and file a report later.
The crashes were all related to slick roads, authorities said.
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