PHOTOS: Powerful winds ravage Chicago area

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CHICAGO — Winds clocking in at 50 to 60 miles per hour blew through the Chicago area Friday afternoon.

As a result, Loop buildings were evacuated, CTA train lines were halted, trees fell on top of cars and houses, and even the Willis Tower Skydeck shut down.

Here are some photos of the damage — upload your own wind damage photos by clicking the red button below. They will not automatically appear in the photo gallery — a web producer has to approve it first.

Stay safe out there!