Weather likely to blame for disruption to CTA service in Chicago; canopy partially collapsed

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CHICAGO — Severe weather is likely to blame for the disruption to service on several CTA trains Sunday night, July 24th in Chicago.

According to WGN, trains were halted on the "Blue Line" after the canopy of the Illinois Medical District station partially collapsed and  fell onto the tracks.

CTA spokesman says the platform did not collapse, but was damaged. The CTA is investigating the possibility that the damage was caused by weather.

The Chicago Fire Department responded around 7:00 p.m. to lightning striking an overpass at 430 S. Damen Ave., which caused damage.

No injuries were reported.

Service on the Red Line and Brown Line were also disrupted Sunday night due to debris on the tracks.

A spokesman with General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee said 10-12 flights headed to O'Hare Sunday were diverted to Mitchell due to weather.