Lamp post falls, strikes car and blocks 3 lanes on NB Lake Shore Drive at Grant Park

Lanes remained blocked at 9:15 a.m., police say.

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Three lanes are blocked on Lake Shore Drive Monday morning after a lamp post fell and struck a vehicle near Grant Park.

The lamp post fell about 6:25 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 600 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to preliminary information from Chicago police.

Lanes remained blocked at 9:15 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Sally Bown.

A vehicle was struck and three lanes remain blocked while crews respond to the scene, police said.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured, police said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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