Light Pole Falls Into Lake Shore Drive Amid High Winds, Closing 3 Southbound Lanes

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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Southbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive diverted into a single lane Wednesday after a light pole fell into the road on the Near North Side.

Officers responded to the fallen light pole at about 1:05 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Goethe Street, according to Chicago police. No injuries were reported.

Chicago is under a “high wind advisory” until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

By noon Wednesday, the weather service reported wind gusts of 61 mph at O’Hare International Airport, and gusts of 56 mph at Midway.

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