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Normal Red Line service resuming after reports of smoke in subway

Normal service is resuming after smoke inside the subway temporarily rerouted Red Line trains to the elevated tracks between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown during Friday’s morning commute.

The incident was reported on track level between the Clark/Division and North/Clybourn stations about 7:45 a.m., according to a CTA alert.

There was smoke in the subway and trash on the tracks, according to Fire Media Affairs.

After stopping at Fullerton, 95th-bound trains were diverted to the elevated tracks through Cermak-Chinatown, then will make all normal stops to 95th/Dan Ryan. After stopping at Cermak-Chinatown, Howard-bound trains were diverted to the elevated tracks through Armitage, then will make all normal stops from Fullerton to Howard.

The CTA said normal service was resuming along subway tracks as of 8:05 a.m.

Commuters should allow extra travel time.