Street Reopened In Loop After Closure For Falling Glass
Updated: 11/10/10 7:11 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A street and some surrounding sidewalks in the Loop were closed to vehicles and pedestrians for two hours Wednesday following reports of glass falling from the Chicago Board of Trade.
Police were notified at 2:54 p.m. of falling glass on the 100 block of West Jackson, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said. Van Buren from Financial Place to LaSalle Street has been closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, he said.
The glass reportedly had fallen from the 18th floor of a Chicago Board of Trade building, according to unconfirmed reports. The Chicago Board of Trade is located at 141 W. Jackson.
CTA trains were initially bypassing the LaSalle and Van Buren L station — which serves Brown, Pink, Orange and Purple line trains — as of about 3:50 p.m., according to CTA spokeswoman Wanda Taylor. CTA personnel were at the station to direct customers to Quincy or Library stations.
By about 5:15 p.m., the CTA was reporting normal operations, with trains stopping at the LaSalle station, Taylor said.
The scene was cleared by about 5 p.m., according to police.
No injuries have been reported.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.