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Falling Debris Near Willis Tower Damages 2 Vehicles, Injures 1

The “wooden-type” debris struck two vehicles and smashed the windshield of one of them, police said

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    Windy Weather Hammers Chicago Area

     Windy weather hammered the Chicago area Wednesday, causing damage and traffic issues. NBC 5's Chris Hush has the story. 

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019)

    A piece of falling wood injured a driver Wednesday morning near Willis Tower amid a high wind warning in the Chicago area. 

    The debris fell about 7:40 a.m. from a construction scaffold in the 100 block of South Wacker Drive, according to Chicago police.

    The “wooden-type” debris struck two vehicles and smashed the windshield of one of them, police said.

    The driver was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with an arm injury, police said. He was listed in good condition. 

    Falling Debris Near Willis Tower Injures 1 Amid High Winds

    [CHI] Falling Debris Near Willis Tower Injures 1 Amid High Winds

    A piece of falling wood injured a driver and damaged multiple cars Wednesday morning near Willis Tower amid a high wind warning in the Chicago area.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019)

    Footage from the scene showed a taxi cab with a hole smashed through the driver’s side of its front windshield. 

    "At Willis Tower, the safety of our tenants, visitors and members of the community is our top priority," the building said in a statement. "We learned of an incident that took place earlier this morning outside of the tower. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, and we are continuing to work with safety officials and ensure that the construction site is secure during periods of high wind." 

    A high wind warning is set from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Gusts up to 60 mph were expected to blow down power lines, trees and cause outages.

    Chicago Weather Forecast: High Wind Warning

    [CHI] Chicago Weather Forecast: High Wind Warning

    NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019)

    Four cars were damaged by a falling tree on the city's South Side Wednesday morning. 

    ComEd reported nearly 15,000 people were without power as of 11:30 a.m.

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