CHICAGO (STMW) — Service on the Electric District’s South Chicago branch is up and running again early Monday after an alleged drunken driver crashed into Metra’s power lines Sunday evening.
The driver of a semi heading south in the 7400 block of South Exchange struck a pillar holding electrical wires overhead about 5:30 p.m., according to Metra and Chicago Police officials.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
The 40-year-old semi driver, who lives in Chicago, was cited for DUI and unlawful damage to a structure, police said. He is scheduled to appear in traffic court Jan. 15.
Service was temporarily suspended between Stony Island and 93rd Street, according to Metra’s website.READ MORE: Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting From CPD POD Camera Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
As of 3:50 a.m., all train service has been fully restored. Crews worked throughout the night to make the necessary repairs.
The transit agency initially said that trains No. 300 and 303 would not operate, but both trains will now be making all scheduled stops.
“Metra apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience,” according to the alert posted to the agency’s website.MORE NEWS: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
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