Severe storms knock out power, snarl trains in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe storms have knocked out power to thousands of people and snarled public transit in the Chicago area.

The Chicago Transit Authority said service along parts of three train lines was temporarily suspended Sunday evening. 

CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski says a pedestrian ramp canopy damaged by lightning, wind or a combination of the two is causing an obstruction along the blue line. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Service on the brown and red lines was also impacted by storm debris.

Hosinski says the CTA is working toward having normal operations in place before the morning rush.

ComEd reports about 24,000 customers are without power in Cook County.

A flash flood warning is in effect for northeastern Cook County until 10:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says locations that could see flooding include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Des Plaines.