Normal service resumes on Blue Line after debris falls on tracks

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Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line after wet concrete spilled from a bridge construction project onto the tracks just west of the Loop early Tuesday, delaying trains and thousands of commuters.

As of 1 p.m., Blue Line trains have resumed normal service, according to CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.

The mess started around 3:30 a.m. when a mold being filled with wet concrete collapsed at an IDOT construction project on the Halsted Street Bridge, IDOT spokesman Guy Tridgell said.

Wet concrete and other debris fell on the Blue Line tracks below. No trains came into contact with the concrete and debris, he said.

“We have extra manpower and equipment out there to clean it up as soon as possible,” said Tridgell, who added that the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The incident caused headaches for commuters on the blue line between Forest Park and the Loop, as trains ran on a single track between the Racine and LaSalle stations during rush hour.

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