(CBS) — The canopy at an Alsip gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, amid windy conditions across the Chicago area, but no injuries were reported.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at the Citgo station at 117th and Pulaski. The outdoor canopy fell and pancaked onto the gasoline pumps beneath; at least two vehicles were observed under the damage.READ MORE: Explosion, Industrial Fire Prompts Evacuation Order In Rockton, Illinois
The Alsip Fire Department says there were no transports. Witnesses tell CBS 2 motorists heard material snapping and had time to flee.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Infection Rate Reaches New Low; Fewest New Cases In 15 Months
Alsip police say wind is a contributing factor; city officials were also investigating for structural failures at the site.MORE NEWS: Driver Charged With DUI In Crash Involving 2 CPD Officers, One Driver Injured In South Austin
High winds were blamed Monday for other incidents, including a flag pole that snapped in half at Schubert Elementary School on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The weather also caused flight delays and cancellations at Chicago’s airports.