Even More Insane Damage The High Winds Caused In Chicago Friday
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 20, 2016 4:58PM
Freakishly high winds wreaked havoc on the Chicago area Friday afternoon, causing widespread power outages, delaying CTA trains, raining glass down on the Loop from damaged skyscrapers, and almost knocking a woman off her feet.
We've rounded-up even more examples of Friday's "windsanity," from angry CTA commuters to stranded construction workers:
1) A traffic light fell on a man at the corner of 35th and Indiana streets in Bronzeville.
2) Some CTA riders, fed up with massive delays, exited their Blue Line train and walked along the tracks to the nearest station:
@cta left people absolutely packed on the cars w/no air flow & no news for 30 mins. pressed emergency button for update. (1)— Whitney Capps (@whintee) February 19, 2016
3) Winds knocked over a gas station in the 'burbs:
4) This tree took out a Jeep in Bucktown:
OUCH! Tree takes out Jeep in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Max wind speed recorded yesterday: 72mph! pic.twitter.com/XYQM70AzJw— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyABC7) February 20, 2016
5) Construction workers got trapped in the under-construction officer tower at 150 N. Riverside for hours.
6) A puppy ran away from his Jefferson Park home after the wind knocked down the fence around the home.
7) These Divvy bikes almost blew away from their bikeshare station:
8) The Willis Tower appeared to be swaying in the wind!