Train derails in dazzling Chicago lightning storm (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
BREAKING NEWS: Blue Line station collapse after lightning strike in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/zEWbZC7bt2— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) July 25, 2016
As the camera pans to the collapsed section of the canopy, a woman’s voice can be heard yelling, “It’s off the tracks!” The section runs alongside a pedestrian ramp on Chicago’s West Side.
The incident occurred on Sunday with no injuries reported and the city’s transit authority was able to resume normal services with the use of only one track.
Workers are currently removing the debris from a station entrance canopy that has obstructed Blue Line train service.— cta (@cta) July 25, 2016
Lightning was not to blame for the derailment. Instead it was caused by debris on the track from the storm.
The city’s iconic skyline was captured on camera during the lightning storm, with residents producing some breathtaking images.
The storms came following a heatwave in the city, with temperatures in the triple digits Fahrenheit.