Severe storms knock out power, snarl trains in Chicago
Severe storms have knocked out power to thousands of people and snarled public transit in the Chicago area.
The Chicago Transit Authority said service along parts of three train lines was temporarily suspended Sunday evening.
CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski says what appears to be damage to a pedestrian bridge is causing an obstruction along the blue line. She says while crews are still assessing the full scope of the damage, there have been no immediate reports of injuries.
Service on the brown and red lines was also impacted by storm debris.
ComEd reports about 24,000 customers are without power in Cook County.
A flash flood warning is in effect for northeastern Cook County until 10:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says locations that could see flooding include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Des Plaines.
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