Two Cars Smashed Amid Dangerous Chicago Winds - NBC Chicago

Two Cars Smashed Amid Dangerous Chicago Winds



    High Winds Pass Through Chicago Area

    Residents of several downtown Chicago buildings were evacuated Friday after dangerously strong winds in the area began tossing debris. Green Line service was also suspended after a utility pole fell on the tracks. (Published Friday, Feb. 19, 2016)

    Two cars were smashed in Chicago as strong winds barreled through the area, prompting evacuations and CTA Metra delays.

    A car on the Near West Side was crushed by a building that collapsed at 1800 W. Walnut. No injuries were reported in the incident.

    Another car was demolished in the same area, at West Fulton St and North Jefferson St.

    Photo credit: Thomas L. Sublewski

    Driving in the winds is also expected to be challenging, especially for high profile vehicles, the National Weather Service has warned.

    Falling debris were also certain to complicate the evening commute for many others in the Chicago area, as Green and Pink Line services have been temporarily suspended.

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