Yellow Line Service Resumes After Being Suspended Due to Flooding, CTA Says - NBC Chicago

Yellow Line Service Resumes After Being Suspended Due to Flooding, CTA Says



    Forecast: More Rain Today

    NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologist Kalee Dionne has your latest forecast update.

    (Published Friday, June 22, 2018)

    Yellow Line service was suspended for roughly two hours during Friday's morning rush hour due to flooding, the Chicago Transit Authority said. 

    The CTA tweeted the alert just after 8 a.m., encouraging travelers to use the 97 Skokie bus as an alternate route. Service resumed around 10 a.m. 

    Shuttle bus service was available from both the Dempster and Oakton Street stations to take passengers to the Howard Street station, Skokie police said. 

    Neither the agency nor police had an estimate on how long Yellow Line service would be halted. 

    The disruption came as a Flood Warning remained in effect across multiple Chicago-area counties while rain continued to pour.

    The National Weather Services issued a Flood Warning for multiple rivers in Illinois and Indiana, impacting several counties. Those locations included:

    Des Plaines River near Des Plaines affecting Cook County

    Des Plaines River at Riverside affecting Cook County

    East Branch Du Page River at Bolingbrook affecting Will County

    Fox River at Dayton affecting La Salle County

    Fox River at Montgomery affecting Kendall and Kane counties

    Vermilion River near Leonore affecting La Salle County

    Fox River at Algonquin Tailwater affecting Kane and McHenry counties

    Kankakee River at Shelby affecting Lake and Newton counties in Indiana

    Kankakee River at Davis affecting La Porte County in Indiana

    Flash Flood Watches were also in effect for roughly all of north central Illinois through Friday morning at 7 a.m.

      As much as three to four inches of rain fell in some locations beginning Thursday as scattered showers and thunderstorms dampened the first day of summer.

        Friday brought little reprieve from the rain, as scattered showers and thunderstorms continued. Temperatures will reach the mid- to upper- 60s before dropping even into the 50s Friday evening.   Chicago Area to See Several Rounds of RainChicago Area to See Several Rounds of Rain

        The Chicago area is in for more rain on the first official day of summer. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports from StormChaser5.

        (Published Thursday, June 21, 2018)

        Saturday looks to be mostly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm possible, though highs will reach the mid- to upper- 70s. 

        Dry conditions return Sunday with temperatures warming into the low- to mid- 80s, and those rain-free conditions will likely stay through our next chance for storms on Tuesday night. 

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