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Wind Sweeps Great Lakes Causes Trouble on Chicago Skyway

12 Nov 2015, 2:29 pm

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The fierce wind storm in the Great Lakes is causing problems for property and travel. The windy city of Chicago had to shut down the Skyway Bridge in both directions to keep drivers safe from flying debris. Early Thursday morning, parts of the metal roofing began to peel off.

In Detroit, 13,000 customers were left without power due to downed power lines.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until Thursday evening and Friday morning. Sustained winds between 30-40 mph and gusts between 45-60 mph are possible. This could make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.


The potential for high winds to cause property damage and travel problems could continue into Friday as the system sweeps northeast.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan

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