High winds, 25-foot waves forecast in Chicago
CHICAGO — Chicago officials are warning residents to stay away from the Lake Michigan shore as the city prepares for high winds and waves resulting from Superstorm Sandy, which is pounding the East Coast.
Office of Emergency Management and Communication Director Gary Schenkel says officials expect winds to reach 50 to 60 mph, with lake waves exceeding 24 feet. Outdoor concessions and the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier will be closed Tuesday.
Portions of the bicycle path along Lake Shore Drive remained closed Tuesday. Schenkel says the Chicago Transit Authority is prepared to reroute buses that use Lake Shore Drive, if necessary
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