Storm knocks over Chicago train station canopy

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Heavy winds knocked a pedestrian walkway onto train tracks in Chicago. (Erin Piotrowski)

As severe storms that rolled through Chicago Sunday evening snarled train service by knocking debris onto the tracks.

An aluminum canopy covering a pedestrian walkway was knocked onto the Chicago Transit Authority tracks at about 7 p.m. A CTA spokesperson said it was immediately unclear if lightning or wind, or a combination, were to blame. The concrete ramp was still intact. No injuries were reported.

A video from a passenger in a vehicle traveling along the Blue Line tracks showed the dramatic moments as the canopy fell over.

CTA Blue Line service was briefly stopped.

The heat continued Sunday, which was the fourth day in a row with temperatures in the 90s. A heat advisory was in effect for most of the Chicago area most of the day with Heat Index values reaching upwards of 112 degrees Sunday afternoon.

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Heavy rain was falling at about 6 p.m. in suburban Schaumburg.

A hot and humid Saturday was punctuated with evening thunderstorms that swept through the Chicago area, causing high winds, heavy rains, flooding and the delay of a Coldplay concert at Soldier Field.
The storms caused power outages, too.

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