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Associated Press
April 18, 2013

CHICAGO – Anyone driving to Chicago might want to reconsider.

Flooding has forced authorities to close sections of several major expressways around Chicago.

The Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressway all were affected.

Flooding has also scrapped hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport. The rain gauge at O’Hare showed 5 inches of rain, and two more inches were expected Thursday.

Chicago was pummeled by an all-night rainstorm that ripped open a sinkhole large enough to swallow three cars and injuring one driver badly enough that he had to be hospitalized. Police spokesman Mike Sullivan said the gaping hole opened up in a street on the city’s South Side, near Lake Michigan.

The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other two cars were parked.



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