By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Streets and bridges are being closed as downtown Chicago is shut down amid looting and unrest Monday.

All bridges were raised along the river throughout The Loop. As of 9 a.m., the downtown bridges are going back down for traffic. The Michigan Avenue bridge will remain raised.

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Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management announced street closures throughout areas in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast and South Loop.

CTA bus and train service to The Loop has resumed.There is not bus service between Fullerton and Cermak from Ashland to the lakefront early Monday morning.

Pace Bus service was suspended, but will resume at 8 a.m.

There are also expressway exit closures as downtown areas closed. The Byrne Interchange of the Dan Ryan is blocked due to police activity. Commuters should seek alternate routes.

All ramps have reopened.


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This is a developing story. 

CBS 2 Chicago Staff