Updated 8/2/11 9:23 p.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) – Metra trains are back running Tuesday night on the Union Pacific North and Northwest lines after a high winds and a downed tree delayed some trains for over two hours.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said some Metra trains were stopped on the North and Northwest lines because of the high-wind weather advisory around 6:30 p.m. They started up again around 7:15 p.m. but soon after a train on the North line encountered a tree on the tracks causing trains on that line to be stopped again until about 8:30 p.m., Gillis said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
All told he said trains on the Northwest line were delayed about an hour and a half and those on the North line were delayed over two hours, up to two hours and 20 minutes, according to the Metra website.
“We are playing catch-up now, but the lines are moving,” Gillis said at 9 p.m.MORE NEWS: Pritzker Introduces Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Training Program
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