Downed Power Line Halts Metra Trains Near Des Plaines

A downed power line halted all trains on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line near northwest suburban Des Plaines Friday morning.

All inbound and outbound trains were halted on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line due to a downed power line across all three main tracks near the Cumberland station in Des Plaines, according to a Metra alert posted at 5:42 a.m.

The issue was resolved at about 8:30 a.m., but trains resumed service on a delayed schedule.

Friday brought rain throughout the early morning that was expected to last through the late afternoon.

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