CHICAGO (CBS)– Areas along Lake Shore and South Shore drives closed intermittently on Saturday due to high waves caused by winter storm winds.
South Shore Drive closed from 67th to 71st streets on Saturday morning due to high water, according to the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
NotifyChicago: South Shore Dr. from 67th St. to 71st St. remains closed due to high wave activity. Seek an alternate route.
— Chicago OEMC (@ChicagoOEMC) January 11, 2020
CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported South Shore Drive was back open by 5 p.m. – thanks to a lot of efforts to drain the road and other flooded roads with lake water. Afterward, there were efforts to keep the water from coming back in with sand bags along the side of the street.
The right lane on Lake Shore Drive between Oak Street and North Avenue was also closed for a period of time due to debris clogging sewers. By 3 p.m., all lanes of northbound Lake Shore Drive were back open.
Officials are urging commuters to seek alternative routes.
There is a Lakeshore Flood Warning in effect for Chicago until 6 a.m. Sunday.