Fire, train derailment close Blue Line at Clark and Lake; passengers evacuated
From CTA_HQ at CTA Alerts:
|There is no Blue Line subway service bet. Damen & Washington. Customers can take #56 Milwaukee/other CTA service.|
And this from lesyeux at 6:07 pm:
|Heavy, thick, black smoke possibly from Thompson Center. 15-20 ambulances. People covered in soot up from tunnels.|
And lesyeux gave this update at 6:17:
"8th car of a train derailed Dragging caused heavy smoke & sparks, no fire Not enough buses 4 the masses No train 2 OHare."
I'm not sure whether lesyeux is an eyewitness.
CBS2 news report here.
In an eerie coincidence, Gapersblock today published this post, referring to the RedEye's cover story on what to do in a CTA emergency:
Gives me chills.