Expressway Dancer Closes Ike

Woman bouncing across westbound lanes closes roadway

By Peggy Cassidy
|  Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009  |  Updated 8:41 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition

www.crazyleafdesign.com

Expressway dance snarled traffic on the Eisenhower.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

It was a show stopping performance -- or, a traffic stopping one, anyway.

Drivers got an unexpected show as they waited for the Eisenhower Expressway to be reopened early Wednesday.  Police were dealing with a woman who was dancing across the outbound lanes of the expressway, bringing traffic to a halt on the Far West Side early Wednesday.

State Police got a call of a woman dancing in the westbound lanes of I-290 near South Laramie Avenue at 3:19 a.m.

Illinois State Police District Chicago Trooper Ivan Bukaczyk said the woman was "bouncing" between three lanes.

The dancer was safely apprehended and taken to Loretto Hospital for observation, Bukaczyk said.

All lanes were reopened by 3:40 a.m., according to the trooper, who said no accidents or injuries were reported.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out