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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


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UPDATED: Purple Line trains now operating, with delays

As of 1 p.m. Monday, service had been restored to the CTA Purple Line, but minor delays continue to affect trains.

Normal service had been restored to the Yellow Line by about 9:40 a.m., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Around 9 p.m., service on the CTA Purple, Purple Express and Yellow lines had temporarily been suspended due to severe weather, with shuttle buses #206 and #97 alternative providing connecting service through the affected area.
Severe thunderstorms swept through the area Monday morning with winds of up to 70 mph. According to CBS news, fallen debris on the tracks due to the storms caused the closure of the Purple Line.
Metra also temporarily stopped its Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines due to the winds, though service was restored on those lines by mid-morning.
Commonwealth Edison reported more than 700,000 customers without power at the height of the storm, according to the Sun-Times. More than half a million remain without power as of Monday afternoon.
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UPDATED: Purple Line trains now operating, with delays