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High Waves, Ice Force Lake Front Path Closed

Waves crashing onto the path and then freezing made it dangerous for bikers to ride along the path that follows Lake Shore Drive

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    The bike path near Oak Street beach was shut down Monday morning after high waves made for icy conditions along the lakefront. (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2014)

    The Lake Front Bike path was closed early Monday morning because high waves had created icy conditions near the trecherous s-curve.

    The path was closed near Oak Street on Monday, around 7:30 a.m., while crews worked to de-ice the path. 

    Chicago's Lakefront Turns Icy

    [CHI] Chicago's Lakefront Turns Icy
    Ice causes problems along the freezing shoreline. Trina Orlando reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2014)

    Waves crashing onto the path and then freezing made it dangerous for bikers to ride along the path that follows Lake Shore Drive. Reports say that bikers notified police that the paths were too slippery to ride on.

    Police then notified Chicago Park District authorities. Reports also say that the paths were closed for the park district to salt the paths.  

    Wind gusts were reported to reach a high of 25 mph and temperatures are to be in the low to mid 20s.

    Temperatures should reach the 40s by the weekend.

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    The evening commute was a nightmare for drivers on Lake Shore Dr. Heavy winds created high waves and caused flooding. Northbound lanes were closed and drivers had to be funneled into a single lane. (Published Friday, Oct. 31, 2014)